October 3, 2006

It’s better than chocolate

Okay, internet, why didn’t you tell me how kick-ass awesome this parenting thing is? I mean, you hear all about the crying, the pooping, the lack of sleep and you think, “Damn, maybe this having kids things is a bunch of crap.”

But then… THEN… you actually have these little ones and, okay at first they’re kind of a pain – I mean they DO cry and they DO poop (boy do they poop) – But THEN, they get cute as hell. And THEN they start saying words and THAT is just so cool. But wait, it gets even better. The next thing you know you walk through the door and the kids go bezerk! They shriek and smile and yell out “DADA!” as they crawl over and smother you with love. You get kisses and hugs (and an occasional eye-poke, but it’s worth it) and your entire totally crappy day spent dealing with self-involved adults who have no idea that you would rather be home with the two most beautiful little beings in the entire world is so worth it.

How come nobody told me about that? It’s okay. I forgive you. Because you couldn’t have done it justice anway. But damn, this parenting thing is awesome!


  1. It is awesome. Mere words cannot describe it. I do not know how I gave birth to these kids who think the world revolves around me and their Dad (right now, anyway… check back in 10 years), and who we love so much that we plan our lives around them.

    Comment by Deanna — October 4, 2006 @ 12:55 am

  2. Amen my man! It only gets better as they get older.

    Comment by Kemp — October 4, 2006 @ 6:56 am

  3. I can’t wait for these two little boys to come out and play. Thanks for all daily reminders of why I’m doing this!

    Comment by Dawn — October 4, 2006 @ 7:10 am

  4. Internet?!?! I told you so, this is the best time of your life. Live in the moment.

    Comment by Grandmother — October 4, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

  5. Yea, it’s so very, very cool. Enjoy every moment because years from now when you look back, it’s all just a blur. Then you come back to reality and have to deal with a 14 year old girl with PMS on the verge (you’ll swear ) of

    Comment by Aunt Raina — October 4, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

  6. Hey, we told you, you just didn’t believe us.

    Go to my site and look down a bit…I did a post on the joys of two year olds the other day. You’ll get a tiny peak into your future. ;)

    Comment by Melissa — October 4, 2006 @ 2:58 pm

  7. I remember once when I was tending bar at Chili’s in Tucson and I had two guys sit down and order dinner. I made the small-talk that is customary in such settings and found out that they were in town on business. I made some joke about hitting the girlie bars, I have a knack for inappropriate utterings…and actions. They quickly responded “no” and asked me if I had kids. I didn’t. I was a newlywed at the time and hadn’t thought that far down the line. They said it was the greatest thing ever.

    I wrote them off as idiots and went and talked to some other bar-guest that appreciated the idea of dancing girls and didn’t want to show me any pictures of his snot-nosed kid.

    Turns out they were right. But you knew that.

    Comment by whit — October 4, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

  8. Mine is 10 months old, but yes, just more and more fun and interactive everyday. Just watching them transform to mini persons from instinctual and need based infants is so very exciting. Love it, love it, LOVE it! :) Oh and btw how is the challenge of new day care situation going?

    Comment by Nat — October 6, 2006 @ 5:46 am

  9. Nothing like walking through the door and hearing the loud PAPA!
    My daughter (3.5) has started the questioning phase. Yesterday it started with spilled water on the floor.. by the end I was down to the molecular structure of water.

    She asked more questions in 5 minutes than Larry King does in a whole season.

    Most of my answers were true :-)

    Comment by DavidR — October 6, 2006 @ 11:14 am

  10. Gets better every day, my friend! If only I had known how great it was going to be, I would have done it years ago!

    Comment by MetroDad — October 6, 2006 @ 5:51 pm

  11. You speak the truth! There is nothing better than having children, and unless you have one or two (or four in my mother’s case) you’ll never understand. Your excitement and energy has gotten me revved up – I’m off to the park!

    Comment by African American Dad — October 7, 2006 @ 10:52 am

  12. Our daughter thinks I’m Prince Charming. While that’s quite an ego-boost and the greatest feeling in the world, I fear she’s setting herself up for disappointment ;)

    Comment by Webmaster @ Deanna's Corner — October 7, 2006 @ 6:25 pm

  13. AMEN!!!! Thats the reason I started blogging, To spread the word. Being a dad is a new adventure everyday.

    Comment by Bill — October 8, 2006 @ 7:22 pm

  14. The seceret’s out!!!

    I didn’t really think about having kids when I was younger. Now that I have them, I wish I started earlier.

    Mate, i think only a dad can know what another dad feels like when you get the whole shreaking, running, hugging thing going on. It’s just the most wonderful thing in the world isn’t it?

    Comment by Chocolate Makes It Better — October 9, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

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