Your Father’s Day Initiation
So, it’s your first Father’s Day. You’ve already assembled the crib and rocking chair, put the car seat in the correct position, painted the nursery, and witnessed the birthing process and coached your partner through it. That is some commencement into fatherhood; welcome to it! Now, here are some less typical initiations to experience and have fun with.
Create a Song About Your New Little One
Rocking your baby into a comfortable, peaceful state of mind is going to require some sweet tunes. What could be a better song to sing to your little one than one you’ve created? Whether you’re a seasoned crooner or simply a first-time dad with a lot to say to his infant, just go on and put it in a song; you’re little one will love it.
Breathing, meditating, and stretching gives a much needed stress reliever, hence the reason many seek refuge in yoga. It is funny how the little wonder, whom you love so immensely, will inevitably make you feel worn out, sluggish, sleep deprived, stressed, and a little crazy. You’re going to need something for the madness; and if yoga isn’t your bag, then find something that recharges you mentally and physically, something that alleviates the beautiful exhaustion.
Start a Journal
There are some things you did not think you’d ever do without, but believe it or not, some of those “your things” will become an afterthought when your baby turns your world into something better than you ever imagined. Start a journal. Write down what you do, what you love, what your hobbies are, and record your thoughts of life, your thoughts about becoming a father, your beliefs, and your goals. Keep it going, and five years from now, when you read your very first entries, you’ll be able to see just how much your world has changed since your little one came along and made your life.
It’s time to fill your wallet with some new photographs of you and your sweet little one. So hire a photographer, for an hour or so, to capture the most sincere moments between you and your child. Whether you are camera shy or photogenic, those pictures of you two will make your day every time you see it.
Ready, Set, Go
It is going to happen, and when it does, it’s going to get a little hectic. It’s an event to get out of the door and go about your day when your little one is with you. Get ready for it now; it’ll make your life easier! Get the Dad Bag ready by stocking it full of necessities: diapers, wipes, rash cream, sunscreen, an extra change of clothes, snacks, drinks, blankets, toys, books, hand sanitizer, etc. Whether you’re off to the golf course or out and about accomplishing errands, you’ll be relieved when you find your Dad Bag is totally equipped for unpredictable happenings, which children always seem to surprise us with.
That spot in your garage for your dream car is now occupied by a more practical family ride. That doesn’t mean you can’t still drive a dream ride now and then, right? Go on down to a dealership and test drive a few vehicles. Pass on the minivan today, and make your way on down to that sleek automobile dealership, drive the ones that make your heart skip a beat – just like that 1961 Shelby Cobra does. Take it for a drive and enjoy it, before climbing back into your four-door sedan.
Have fun trying some of these ideas, and have a happy first Father’s Day.