What are some of the things that make you daddy?
I mean besides the usual things every dad goes through. Like: you couldn’t hold back your tears the first time you held baby in your arms, shared the late nights, loved the cries, held your breath, changed the diapers, put up with the noise, said no for the umpteenth time before surrendering with a yes, couldn’t stand the crying, thought of banging your head on the wall but refrained, and the other usual experiences every dad has the privilege of going through.
Ah”¦Yes – The joys of being a dad.
Here is a list I put together of 10 sure signs that you are daddy.
Feel free to add to this list in the comments.
The 10 sure signs that you’re daddy are:
- Your own needs don’t matter as much anymore.
- You participate in activities even when you don’t feel like it and just to see the smile on their little faces makes it worth your while.
- You realize you’re not as daring as you thought you were and some of the stunts your little ones pull just scare the living daylights out of you. To top it off they do it with a smile on their faces.
- The authority that you thought you had gets defied by a firm “No.”
- You always have to stay strong and be brave through the storms because you know your children are looking to you to be that foundation they need. As long as daddy’s looking tough then everything is going to be O.K.
- It breaks your heart to say “No” at times but you do it anyway knowing it’s for their benefit.
- You see their little faces when they’re sleeping and deep down inside you know you would move heaven and earth just for them.
- You look forward to going home to the little hugs and kisses that await you.
- Even after a long days work and you feel like you could just drop dead you still somehow manage to gather whatever remaining energy you have left to smile and pick your children up when you see them.
- No matter how hard you try sometimes you can’t help but feel inadequate and you always feel a need to work harder and go the extra mile for your children’s sake.
Well, that’s my list of 10 sure signs that you are daddy.
What are some other signs that make you daddy?
Share your thoughts in the comments. I’m sure there’s more to this list.