Easing into fatherhood has been challenging.
- I never had experience with younger siblings or babies of any kind until I had our own.
Many of our friends were the opposite, as a lot had diapers to change at a young age when their siblings were infants. My wife spent several years in school plus college babysitting, so she had some experience as well. I took a few fatherhood plus parenting classes at the community center, although I was still afraid that I wouldn’t be a enjoyable parent. But once the morning finally came plus our wife delivered our first son, things started to fall into place. I became a lot more confident as time went on plus I became used to caring for an infant. Nowadays our kids are between the ages of 8 plus 15, however it hasn’t gotten any easier raising them. If I had to be honest, it’s a lot harder when they’re adolescents. They quit listening to what you tell them plus they constantly question your authority in a way that a young child doesn’t. Sure, kids of all ages can be unruly, however it’s weird when their brains have barely developed. As adolescents they’re getting to a point where they believe they think everything. Mine were constantly changing the temperature on our HVAC control unit despite our orders to leave it alone. After the fifth time I caught a single of them changing the a/c control unit, I put a lock box on it. I wish it didn’t have to come to this, especially because it means our wife plus I have to use a key whenever we want to change the temperature in the house. But if our kids won’t leave the control unit alone otherwise, I’m not sure we have a choice.