Today we have a guest post from a young dad whose blog I am really enjoying. The blog is The Daddy Yo Blog and it is written by John T. His openness and unique voice make for some great reads. I asked him to write a guest post for me and he came through right away with this gem below, I hope you enjoy and be sure to click over to his blog to read more.
“I’m Engaged! (but I’m already married!) Intrigued? I bet you are. Yes I am already married to the most wonderful woman in the world, but I am engaged again too! How? Glad you asked! I’m engaged with my kids. Not too them, obviously, but with them. I have been a dad now for 3 years and I have to say it has been a wonderful 3 years. Good times, bad times, sleepless nights and long mid-day naps. I have loved every minute of it! But I have to say, somewhat shamefully, I have not always been as involved with my kiddos as I am now.
The transformation happened over time and has been a great transformation, not just for me, but for my children too. They need their daddy, not just to change diapers (though I can change non poop diapers for both of them in under 2 minutes) and feed them, but to be there to be a friend, a playmate, a guider and teacher. And I need them, to be playmates, to teach me what it is like to be young and carefree again, and to show me why it is I do what I do, and who I do everything for. It has been a great pleasure to meet so many dads through social media and through the blogosphere and to talk with so many who believe that being engaged and involved with their children is the only way to be with them, and we enjoy every minute of it.
And I encourage all dads to become more and more involved with their children. I find myself wishing I had been more involved with both of my children when they were younger, especially my son having been the first born, but I know now, that the past doesn’t matter. I have my children NOW, and NOW is the time for me to be involved. There is no time like the present and no better time to enjoy the life I have, and my life is my family.