Thursday, March 3, 2011

I am gonna be a father!

First Three:

1. I got a good amount of sleep last night and I feel good today.
2. My wife informed me that she could feel our babies head in her birthing path.
3. I am excited to be a father.

As the title states. I am gonna be a father. So, what quote about being a father do I have?

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman
he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold

This quote could not be more true. We see if every day in our lives. Fathers are wanting their little girls to grow up and be able to continue to grow and become women. But as soon as they are women and are saying things like, "Daddy, I want to marry this man. He is so wonderful." The father wants to take her back to being a baby again. I think that as the daughter grows, the father feels that she is moving too fast and it scares him. It seems as though when a child starts to grow up the parents want to control how they grow, even though they know that the child will grow up regardless.
What I plan to do with my child is watch their growth and keep things fairly open. I was raised this way and I think I have a fairly decent concept of life and am able to function properly enough. Although I think that children need to know what they are allowed to do and what they are not allowed to do, but also need to realize that I do not feel they must follow exactly what I have told them to do. I do not want a drone child, but I want a child to grow and flourish under my guidance.
The question I ask of my viewers, how do you raise or plan to raise your children? Or if your children are already grown, what did you do or what did you not do to help your children grow?


The Bertele's said...

I like to let my girls make decisions within the choices I give them. I've also had to realized that if Ella makes a mess, that's ok. It's more fun and important that she learns how to do things by herself and have it be a mess, than for me to do it and have it be clean. All I can say is just enjoy never stage your kids are in, there is so much to enjoy at every age :) I love my kids!!!

Jasmine said...

Brad congrats :) I am so happy for you! I have a feeling you guys are going to be great parents. As for me, I just hope I can help my kids know that I'll always love them no matter what. Of course I want them to make good decisions and do their best in everything they do, but if they slip up, I'm always there to help them back on their feet.

paulsifer42 said...

Oh, you and I have already discussed this at length. I've talked to Matt about it and his big piece of advice for me was to understand that there are times you can't logic with a five year old... You should talk to him about it (if you haven't). Funny stuff.

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