Fatherhood. It changes your life in a way you cannot describe. I know its cliché to say that you don’t know what it feels like until you experience it, but its true. It’s a love that indescribable. An instinct as soon as you see that little baby’s face that just overtakes you. Overtakes your senses and you will do anything to protect them. That’s why it pisses me off when people hurt children. I am a firm believer there is a special place in hell for people like that. If anyone was to ever hurt my son, I would chop them up and eat them. I would put them in a nice sandwich and just eat them.
When you have children, you will do absolutely anything for them. As a provider you need to. They depend on you physically and emotionally. They say the first 2 years of development for a child are the most daunting psychologically for a parent. This is why I do not think everyone is cut out for the job. It can be difficult. They should have people get permits to be parents because there is some piece of shit parents out there. But then again, you are never ready. I do not care what anyone says. Children are something else. You can read all the books you want but its not going to prepare you for what is to come. Not to discourage anyone! If you want to start a family, then go for it. It is an amazing experience.
Time changes once you have a child. Time seems to speed up. You have something to compare it to. They grow so much before your eyes, it’s incredible. I love seeing the new things my son learns every month. Little kids are sponges. They will literally copy anything. It really changes your life and your mindset for the better. A lot of people have this negative mindset towards it because they feel they will not have the freedom they had. This is not true. But when you have a family you have to be more conscious of things because it stops being about you. Its about them now.
I actually almost missed my son’s birth. My fiancé was pissed as hell because I would not wake up. She had to have her mom who was staying with us at the time, drive her to the hospital at 3AM because I was dead asleep (eyes emoji). I do not think she would have ever forgiven me if I would have missed it. Luckily, she had shut the A/C off and had left all the lights on in the house. This was enough to wake me up disoriented and covered in sweat to check the 1000 missed call and texts that I had. I rushed to the hospital shortly after that and my son was not born until another 12 hours after that. He was a c-section baby. Ended up having the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and that would have been bad if my fiancé kept trying to push!
My best friend. I have known David since my freshmen year of high school. He is probably one of the funniest guys I know. He is also the one that got me into playing guitar years ago. We go way back. David is also a father and has experienced some interesting things throughout his life. I admire him for stepping outside of his comfort zone when it comes to providing for your family. I had him on the podcast to share his experience of becoming a father and what its like for him. We talk about life, fatherhood, work experience, among other things. Learn what makes a great cup of coffee, a great cup of coffee along with really bad analogies about life. Thanks again David!
“The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” –John Green
On this episode we discuss a variety of topics with David Rodriguez. We talk about life, fatherhood, work experience, among other things. Learn what makes a great cup of coffee, a great cup of coffee along with really bad analogies about life.
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