My friend Adam tagged me in his recent post “10 Things I Am Learning From Being A Dad”, so I thought I’d play along. As you know, I play Daddy to 3 year-old twins and an 8-month old. Needless to say, I’m learning quite a bit from being a Dad. But here goes.
1. Boys and girls are different. I know…real newsflash there, Jason. But almost immediately, Sunny and I could pick up on the profound differences between Joshua and Abby Kate. With regard to nature / nurture, I’m going nature.
2. I need Sunny more than I realized. I couldn’t imagine trying to do this without her.
3. I make an extra effort to be accessible to my kids, no matter the circumstances. That tells me a lot about my Father.
4. When trying to decide between the 4-piece and the 6-piece Chicken Nuggets meal, always go with the 6-piece. Like I always say, it’s better to have one nugget too many than one nugget too few.
5. A 5 hour plane ride with two two-year-olds is just about the tipping point for both child and parent.
6. I was never much of a worry-er until I had kids.
7. I was never much of a pray-er until I had kids.
8. I know how important it is for my daughter to hear me say I think she’s beautiful.
9. I know how important it is for my boys to hear me say I’m proud of them.
10. I’ve learned that the grace of God takes many forms. And I’m especially thankful for the conduits of grace and love that my children are to me.