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Not So Mad Black Dad

Parenting is an absolute rollercoaster. One day, you’re sitting and waiting in the delivery room for the culminating event of a nine month pregnancy. The next thing you know, you’re chasing a toddler around the house stumbling over toys. Dad-life has been a blessing like no other. Being able to see the life you helped create, grow and mature right in front of your eyes is special. Fatherhood has come with its fair share of highs and lows, but I can confidently say, that highs have far outweighed the lows. Here are some things i’ve picked up from being a dad:

  1. My wife is the G.O.A.T

Leah has been my best friend for 10 years now. She has supported me through all of my valleys and peaks. She’s been the GOAT and I’ve loved her for so long, but my love has managed to increase and a new type of love for her has developed as she stepped into motherhood. My wife does IT ALL, especially now that I am working from school instead of home. Leah is mom, teacher, friend, coworker, head chef, and overall family superstar. Dom could not have a better mother and I could not ask for a better wife. She sacrifices countlessly to give Dom everything he needs and then some.

  1. It's Terrible Three’s, Not Two’s

I truly don’t know who coined the phrase, but it's not true. Dom’s brazen personality is shining on his 3rd revolution of the sun. He strings intricate sentences together like it's nobody’s business. When he’s not practicing his letters and numbers, he’s voicing his opinions on the weather and channeling his inner gymnast. He is confident in who he is and what he wants, even if we already told him “no”. In all honesty, its not terrible. However, Dom is 10 times more active than he was when he was two, that just makes us more vigilant.

  1. Top 3 and its Not 3

I cheated on this one, but i cant state how important it is to me. Becoming a dad is one of the most defining moments in my life. Each day is a blessing. Seeing my son grow and learn each day cannot be quantified. Sometimes I would cry when I held him as a baby. I knew early that I would do everything in my power to be the best dad possible.

Being a dad is everything I thought it would be and so much more. I remember listening to other parents, both young and seasoned, many had comments that made parenting seem like a daunting task that came with more stress and pressure than joy and laughter. There is so much pressure, I can’t fake like there isn't, but I feel more jubilance than anything. Each day comes with a different challenge, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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