Re: For all the dads out there
When they say put your kid(s) first, that means:
reading her a book while the biggest game (whatever sport) of the year is on TV
taking her to the zoo in the AM when the animals are awake! (no sleeping in)
let her play with other kids around the hood, this means you may have to keep an eye on ALL of them. (we get up to 10 kids plus our 2 sometimes)
giving up a night at the bars (or whatever) with the guys to 'watch' your kid. (There is NO 'babysitting' when its your kid)
wearing your seatbelt wherever you go, with or without her in the car(you'll want to make sure you come back home to her in one piece)
give the Mother of your child a day/ night off, I donít know how they do it sometimes(letting them have time to themselves scores you points also!
Go to you kids school functions, even if its a little 15minute show
I think all kids/adults need to learn more about Jesus/God, so go to Church
Help your child to learn values, they donít NEED everything they WANT. Make them earn what they want, and tell them why.
If you can, help change a diaper or too (this also goes a long way with mom)
You donít go to work for yourself anymore, you now work to provide for your child- food, roof over her head, insurance, transportation, education.
You also need to Play, Play, Play, Play, Play, Play, Play with her!
An older person once told me, 'The best gift you can give your child is a brother or sister, if you love your mate and things are stable in life its the best thing you can provide.'
After seeing my two boys play together, I think she was rightÖ
"Take a look at what I'm wearing, people. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys? Forget about it."