I had no idea what to expect when I became a dad. It's been just over six months and aside from the diapers and the lack of sleep it's been an amazing ride.
I didn't know how I'd take to it, what it would be like or how it would change me...in ways I could never imagine.
I never thought I could be comforted by a coo. This was more when he was younger and I'd walk in to his room to check on him. His door would squeak (still does because I forget to put WD40 on it) and he'd wiggle and coo. That coo was so comforting to me. I knew he was allright.
I never thought I could stare at a baby all day. I really could. Again this was more about when he was younger, but still I find myself just staring at him being amazed.
I never thought I'd try to steal him away from Staci. As I've said many times babies freak me out. But from day one, and still to this day, I grab him any time I can. Hanging with him is good times.
Not doing this one as much but I never thought I'd make up songs about what is in the fridge and I especially never thought I'd sing the baby back rib song to my child. But since I know few nursery rhymes and kids songs I had to wing it.
I never thought I'd read cookbooks as if they are stories. I try to read to Miloh when we're hanging and sometimes there is nothing around, so I'll grab a cookbook and read it with the inflection as if it was a story. Another book we read often is called Suggestion. It's not all appropriate for a child but he doesn't really understand it yet...and he loves when I read it to him.
I never thought I could just lay on the floor all day playing with a kid. Especially because I'm so ADD. But when I'm on duty I'll just lie on the floor and read to him, have army crawl races with him (I always win because while he's fast he has nothing on me) and play with all his little toys.
Little dude is really cool and really fun...and while I had no idea what it would be like I do know this isn't what I thought. It's so much better.