Top 10 From The First 5

G At Age 5Today’s the G-man’s 5th birthday!  The kid simply doesn’t sleep these days so even though he went to bed at near 10:00 PM last night, he was up this AM at around 6:30.  I figured I’d cut him some slack this morning cause hell… it’s his birthday!  As it’s his 5th birthday, today also happens to be the anniversary of our first day as parents.  To that end, I decided to put this quick list together of the top 10 things I’ve learned in my first 5 years as Super Dad.

In no particular order:

  1. Being a dad allows you to be a kid.   I have a tendency to do some stupid things.  The wife does not like this.  However, in the eyes of my boys these same things make me a hero.
  2. Kids who have an outgoing personality can be dangerous.  Watch out ladies!
  3. I have less time to keep myself in shape now that I’m a dad.  I don’t care… there always seems to be an opportunity for a workout.
  4. Kids pick up on stuff.  This includes your language, your likes and dislikes.  It also includes what you watch on television and what you like to eat.
  5. Sometimes being a parent isn’t what you think it will be.
  6. Kids say some funny stuff.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s another example.
  7. When you think your kids are safe they will find a way to get hurt.  No… seriously.
  8. Potty training sucks.  Plain and simple.
  9. A child doused in Miller Lite is a terrible thing… but kind of funny at the same time.
  10. Weekends are for family.  And they’re awesome.

So there’s a look back at my first 5 years.  I’m a little fatter, a little wiser but simultaneously a little dumber from hanging out with these yahoos.  But I wouldn’t change a thing.  I’ve been covered in poop, barfed on, laughed at, jumped on and ridden.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love being a dad.

Happy birthday G.  Love you buddy.

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