I had an art teacher in high school who always used to tell us to be careful who we date, because he or she could become the mother or father of our future children. In that respect I never had any worries about E . . . I always knew he would be a great dad, after all he is basically a big kid himself. E had the same feeling and he looked forward to being a dad, of course in his mind he imagined having a little boy. After we found out we were having a little girl, he was terrified. He even said to me one time, “What am I going to do with a little girl?” I responded with “Just love her, that’s all you really have to do.” Even though he was afraid of the unknown I still knew in my heart he would be the best daddy a little girl could ask for.
Over the past six months he has far exceeded my expectations, and though I may be biased, I truly mean it when I say he is the best dad in the world! He loves our daughter, spends all of his spare time with her, and truly enjoys all aspects of being a father and takes the good with the bad . . . The diaper changes, the fun, the sleepless nights, the laughter, the tears
heck if he could figure out a way to lactate he would probably even help with the breastfeeding. I couldn’t have asked for a better father for my little girl and he is definitely deserving of the title.
Yesterday I asked him if he thought being a dad would be different if we had a little boy and he said “No, you just love them, but instead of tractors, you have tea parties . . . But that’s okay because I like tea.” Oh, how I love that man of mine!