‘That feeling of responsibility and capability gave me a concomitant feeling of confidence and power; not “power” in the sense of physical force or strength, but as in the ability to do what has to be done.’
As potential parents wait longer and longer to have children, youth can no longer be taken for granted. Ian will be twenty-two when I’m the age Rand Cooper was when he and his wife had their first child.
Jungle Pop has shared a list of important facts that every parent of boys should know. Women may be confused by its apparent lack of common sense; men will feel a strong sense of nostalgia and an irresistible urge to buy hairspray and rollerblades.
So, what about Rick Moranis? If you’re like me, the mention of his name has led you to wonder, ‘Yeah. What did happen to that guy?’ Before now, I’d just assumed the answer to that question was Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. But the true reason behind the ‘demise’ of Moranis is so encouragingly noble: his children.
Last week, Jesse Llamas, starting goalkeeper for the Dallas amateur soccer team Roma FC, missed his team’s match against L.A. Galaxy to attend the birth of his firstborn son.
There are many blogs out there. Many. And I certainly don’t have enough time (or desire) to read them all. Have you ever come across a post that made your day? A post that you wished everyone would read?
‘My wife and I are expecting our first child…I’m interested in what other dads (new or otherwise) have to say about this amazing life change.’
‘As William Rang lay dying, his grandson was just coming into the world. This is the story of how they met.’ (The Banner, June 2006
Fellow Blogfather Jeremy was interviewed on this week’s Digital Life, about common problems facing dads, and the dearth of fatherhood internet resources. Be sure to have a listen!