The Joy of Fatherhood

Before becoming a father I would hear "baby enabled" friends and family complaining about problems with the kids, financial pressures etc

But, without exception they wouldn't hesitate to have kids if they could do things over.

The funny thing was that no one seems to be able to explain the upside that makes it all worth it.

Since the birth of our little one ( Seth ) it is perfectly clear to me, both what the upside is and why it can't be explained to the non-baby enabled people.

It seems quite bizarre to me that the highlight of my day is poking my head in Seth's room and coaxing the first smile of the day from him, or the look on his face when I get home from work.

The trouble is that these simple but rich pleasures lose much in the telling and are therefore only meaningful to those who have experienced them first hand.

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