At certain times, we all tend to “become” our father or mother. For the author, a tornado temporarily turned him into a helicopter parent like his mother.
He turns this into a unique tale of his first year of daddying in the form of an A-to-Z sports almanac, using entries about the famous, infamous and oddities of the games we love to relate to his trials and tribulations of parenting.
Michael Byron Smith offers to help new fathers become the dad his child needs in his book, The Power of Dadhood, which I found a worthy and inspirational read even for a veteran dad of two (ages 6 and 2) like me.
You have time to learn and time to make mistakes. The first three months are mostly just about poop, food and sleep.
Seven years ago, I wasn’t quite sure exactly what being a father meant. What I have learned is that you just embrace what you know and respect the unknown.