When we welcome our first borns we tend to focus on the role of the mom. But, its important for us to remember the Dad’s too. Just like motherhood, becoming a father can be very challenging. Especially when your dealing with the world’s grumpiest baby. That was our Ty.
Ty was the first baby that Mark had ever held, changed, and fed. You name it. If it was baby related, it was a first for Mark. Talk about a change of pace! By the time Trent came around, he was a pro. Thank goodness.
Even now, Mark and I always joke about how we ever thought a second one was a good idea after Ty. We fought major sleep battles with that one, and that was only the half of it. Of course, the plan was out of our hands and when Trent arrived we were both surprised and pleased to meet a baby that loved to sleep. Phew.
Observing Mark and the boys over the last 10 years it’s clear that fatherhood now comes naturally to him. With our two busy boys, Mark probably feels more like a taxi service than a Dad these days, but those moments the boys share in the car traveling from here to there are priceless. It warms my heart just thinking about it.
Mark – thank you for being the Dad that you are to our boys! We are all wishing you the happiest of Father’s Days.