It was one of those moments that I cherish as a Parent Educator – witnessing the struggles and joys that parents experience with their children.
This one was so sweet – so personal – this sharing from a dad who showed up with his 4-month-old daughter and 3-year-old son at Play Shoppe this week.
This dad has been a regular participant with his son, but this was his first time back with both children in tow. We talked about the challenges of juggling life with an infant and a busy 3-year-old boy.
He admitted he had been so nervous about having a daughter. “What do I know about girls? My experience with the opposite sex was during dating and it was wrought with stress and anxiety. “Will she like me? Am I cool enough? How do I look? What should I say? How should I act?”
“But this little girl – she just loves me so much – and I don’t have to even do or be anything and she loves me.”
Oh my – such a pure, tender, honest moment it was!
But concern over being the right fit for your child is so very common. I can’t say how many expectant woman I hear comment “what will I do if it’s a boy – I don’t know anything about boys!”
Only to find out – just as this dad did – yes, you do know just what you need to know.
Love is what it’s all about.