I Love Being a Dad

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    Counting My Blessings Today

    **Warning, this is very sad. One of the boys in the grade ahead of my son, at school, has been very sick for a few years. Our first introduction to Joey was when he was in 1st grade. Everyone at the school was praying for him. The kids made cards, videos and other fun crafts to...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    If someone told this single bachelor in his

    twenties that one of the most satisfying feelings in the world is providing and making lunch for your kids I would never have believed it. My manhood has grown being a Dad. "Hunting & providing " man it feels good! Thank you Papa God for sharing your joy in being my Dad so I can...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    My Life Is Great As Mr.mum

    My wife and I were never going to have kids. More her decision than mine, she has always been a very driven career woman. As for me, well I accepted her decision, although as I got older I worried that I was missing out on something wonderful. In 2006 my wife accepted a 12 month...
    musicmad musicmad
    41-45, M
    Mar 25, 2009

    I Love Being A Dad, And The Man Of The House.

    I love being dad.I love being the man of the house.It's not a sexist thing.  My children are amazing, and my wife is fantastic.  Maybe to some I look out of place.  I don't look anything special.  I'm not particularly handsome and I'm certainly no athlete.  I work hard for...
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    Jun 11, 2011
    soundsam soundsam
    31-35, M
    Mar 1, 2014

    I Love It

    All I ever wanted in life was to be a dad. I wish I had enough money to be a stay-at-home father for my son. I miss him all day long. I love that kid so much.
    kindaconfused kindaconfused
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Mar 30, 2009

    Yeah because you have permission to tell bad

    jokes. Whenever my daughter says "Dad, make me a sandwich" I say "Alakazam!...you're a sandwich"
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    1 Response Oct 2, 2015

    A wise man once said

    that children were like arrows in a man's quiver. Of course this was before the manufactured arrows we have today. Arrows were made and shaped by hand and each one was individual and unique. I am thankful for the "arrows" I've been entrusted with. They are unique and...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

    Your Smile

    My alarm would go off, and out of bed I would get, my wife would just be asleep, after being up during the night. I would look in on them and as soon as I did, I knew a changing was required. First one then the other, cheeky little smiling faces looking up at me, as I changed...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 16, 2012

    I Love It

    Sometimes I go out by myself and I look across the water. And I think of all the things that you're doing and in my head I paint a picture. Summer time brings for me the life of the party. Winter brings for me a peaceful sadness. A gently rippling lake of cold and melancholy...
    SergioSalamanca1 SergioSalamanca1
    22-25, M
    Sep 29, 2013

    Dad Of Two Teenage Boys.

    I have two teenage boys and at times it feels like we are more friends than dad and sons. They can at times try to test me on this and I have to realize that I am dad first and their friend second. I also find that they can be more open to me when I don't act like their...
    msully88 msully88
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    I became a dad almost two years ago

    and since then it's been the best! I'm now going to have a son in about a month. My daughter has been the best thing that could have ever happened! She's my world and has be wrapped around her little finger. I'm sure some of you know that feeling.... Lol But now that in going...
    ProjextAA ProjextAA
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2014

    It's my everything. I suffer with depression

    and get gloomy at times when the rain cloud gets heavy over my head, but there's always sunshine when I see my daughter's smile. God, how I love her...
    Herbidacious Herbidacious
    41-45, M
    Jan 25, 2016

    Awwwwwwww YEAH, that's right.

    I'm about to bring pink back. Don't be hating on my crown now😎
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    It Rocked My World Like I Never Thought It Could.

    My ex-wife says it best... she believes that my kids are the first people that I really love. Love in a way that I would do ANYTHING for them.  This is true. Becoming a father was the most humanizing experience for me.  I've become more selfless and...
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    1 Response Sep 6, 2009

    I Love Being A Dad.

    I love being a dad more than anything I have ever done in my life. I love all aspects of it. I love careing for my son and being with him completely. It began the first second I laid eyes on him. I was born to do this.
    courteyxx courteyxx
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 16, 2010

    The Best Job In the World

      My son just turned two this past week. Reflecting back it seems like my wife just gave birth. They sure do grow up quick. My entire perspective on life changed when I had my son. I know it’s cliché to say that but it’s the truth...
    maxxcrash maxxcrash
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

    For My Daughters

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    Aug 17, 2012

    What A Day

    What can I say? There are just some things that money cannot buy and today was definitely one of them. I took my kids to see a Major League baseball game today. We got up early, drove 6 hours, and laughed all the way. We checked in the hotel, rested, then went to the ball...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2013

    Awesome Son

    So my son gets out of the bathtub last night. First thing he does is grab the mouthwash cup from the sink and puts his balls in it. And then looks up at me and smile. Then it occurs to me....Is this the first time he's done this? These are the parts of being a parent they don't...
    GabeAlexander GabeAlexander
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

    Son - I will watch over you

    while you sleep and protect you from monsters.
    EmperorNorton EmperorNorton
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    so most of my relatives came to my place

    for thanksgiving some even came all the way from Russia and eastern europe and we had thanksgiving dinner we were saying grace and i asked luke what he was thankful for he responded with a super high pitch voice only a little kid could give Tuwkey!!!!!!!!lol couldn't help but...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 29, 2014

    Every father should remember

    that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
    EmperorNorton EmperorNorton
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014

    They Complete Me....(part 2 Of You Complete Me.)

    My relationship did not last, and it ended, and it was followed by many difficult years, fighting to be allowed to see my daughters. Now all those years later, I sit here and realise, that the only thing that has completed my life, has been becoming as dad, the birth of my...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 16, 2012

    I always new I wanted children ever

    since I was young. I love every minute even when my kids are being difficult. I believe that I could not be prouder.
    jcwal jcwal
    36-40, M
    Mar 5, 2014

    Finding Meaning In Life

    When the day has been difficult. When I was late dropping the kids off to school. When I got a ticket on the way to work because I forgot to renew the car registration. When I find out I spent two days working on the wrong project at work because I misunderstood what my boss...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2013

    The Door To Door Fruit Salesman

    So the other day I was returning to my humble residence and my middle child pointed out that every house in my neighborhood had a bright yellow flyer stuck in the door or storm door. My 8 year old son explained to his two younger sisters that the flyers were left by a plumber...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    1 Lovely Little Girl & Another On The Way

    I have 1 little girl who we all adore. She is so sweet & is really the perfect daughter. We have another due in November & boy do I now realise how difficult, rewarding & amazing a job being a dad is. I'd love to hear how other dads (esp. those who had a difficult childhood...
    egon egon
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2010


    When I was a young man and a new dad I worked in a muffler shop on a busy street. I was standing under a car with a welding torch burning in my hand and safety glasses on when my wife parked her Toyota in front of the bay. She threw the door open and rushed toward me, I could she...
    allendh allendh
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    Eight Years

    I love my girls, but a lot of my stories deal with my son because he is the oldest, so he goes through stages of life first. Because of that, the are sometimes memorable. Anyway, at about 2 years old, he became aware that daddy left every day and returned at night. That was a...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Apr 5, 2013

    I am a stay-at-home dad & it's the most

    rewarding & entertaining "job" I've ever had.
    hoffa87 hoffa87
    46-50, M
    Dec 16, 2015

    That moment you realize you have to make your

    own fathers day breakfast, all fine and dandy, but you forgot to buy eggs >.<
    DynamiteMike DynamiteMike
    26-30, M
    Jun 15, 2014

    Enjoying our newest addition

    as I type; baby girl, born April 2nd and only 5.5 lbs. She may be tiny but she is making up for it with her amount of attitude and fight. Can't wait to be a part of all the little moments that are soon to come and to watch her grow from this little, helpless infant into an...
    cowboy004 cowboy004
    36-40, M
    Apr 11, 2014

    Stay At Home Dad

    Because its a challenge for me as Im legally blind and an epileptic...(it sounds worse than it is) to my 3 yr. old who is as rambuncious as a child can get though lol...She really has a sweet spirit about her and is kind and polite rhings which I have taught her and hopes she...
    cf51802 cf51802
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 10, 2008
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