So the other day, when it was my turn to change the diaper, I unsnapped the onesie and pulled it up to get me some backstage access. I immediately noticed that the cord stump was gone. After looking around for a bit I shrugged, completed my stellar maintenance tuneup and redressed the chap. I should note that I’ve finally stopped snapping the middle snap of the onesie to where the left snap is supposed to go. Am I the only one who had a hard time grasping this?
Flash forward a few days and I’m doing laundry. Now laundry used to be a weekly shindig but since junior arrived it’s been a nonstop party.
We try to hang dry the clothes whenever possible, but Austin has been a rainy, damp mess for the last few weeks, so I had to resort to using the dryer. Once the cycle was complete, I started removing the items and came across a little grey nubbin. My first thought was that I had found part of a mouse. Perhaps it was a mouse knee. Wait, do mice even have proper knees? After a slight repulsion convulsion I quickly tossed the unknown tidbit into the garbage. I then gathered up the laundry and headed upstairs gleefully anticipating all the laundry-sorting fun to come.
Half way up the stairs it finally clicked that I had located the cord stump. Good times.
As I go through the trials and tribulations of becoming a father: learning to wear my spit-up stained t-shirts like a badge of honor, carrying a diaper bag with no shame and finding odd remnants in the dryer, I’m starting to get a grasp on what it will take to pull this off.
I think I got this.
It also doesn’t hurt that there are some amazing dad bloggers who have bravely blazed the trail before me and have inspired me to put forth the effort it takes to maintain this blog for all 7 of you who find it either slightly amusing or slightly useful (though doubtful that it’s both). Here’s 5 dad blogs that I am currently enjoying:
How To Be A Dad
This site is actually run by two dads, so therefore it is twice as good. Charlie and Andy do not pretend to be experts and even warn you that if you are looking for guidance on how to be a dad, you’ve come to the wrong place. They also talk about poop. A lot.
Calling Jim Higley’s website a blog is kind of an injustice. He is an award-winning author, speaker, podcaster and all around awesome human being. His insights on fatherhood are both inspirational and motivational.
The Busy Dad Blog
This blog has been going strong for almost 7 years and shows no signs of letting up. Jim Lin is one funny D-A-D and I believe that he has the scepter to prove it.
Writing Pad Dad
Justin writes an award-winning and hilarious blog, which is an awesome combination. He also writes a lot of posts using lists (something that I’ve done here and here), which makes him number one on my list.
Dad or Alive
Another amazing author with another amazing site, Adrian has done everything and has the blog to prove it. He’s not afraid to share the gritty side of fatherhood and he has the chops to pull off self-deprecation and sincerity.