“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments; then when they aren’t trying to teach us.”
– Umberto Eco
While almost any man can father a child, I believe there is so much more to the important role of being a dad in a child’s life.
Parenting is the chance to have the most fun and rewarding experience of my life. As Mr. Eco stated; you’re parenting, even when you think you aren’t. This is why the importance of being a father is so magnificent. Not only being a father but a great one. Seeing, how you are as a father will be mirrored in your future grownup child.
― and No One Has Their Shit Together!
When I was young, (I mean younger then I’m now…) I looked at my parents and my teachers and thought that they have figured it all out. They had some secret to life that I will one day come to learn. As they said:
"You’ll understand when you’re older."
We all probably thought that there was a certain age that you turn where suddenly things just make sense and you have all the knowledge to make the right choices.
Then you grow up and realize that there’s no such thing as an adult.
I make the bed every morning as one of my "household duties". Now, perhaps this task is expected of me from my better half, but I also know that it makes me feel better before heading off to work. And it definitely makes me feel better to come home to a neat and clean bed at the end of a long day, instead of a rumpled one. Pretty obvious, right? On the surface, it makes perfect sense why I (and many millions of others) perform this "daily chore".