From a New Perspective

Walking back to the car after climbing in Zion with my brother.
Walking back to the car after climbing in Zion with my brother.

I can’t wait to take her climbing! I’m  two months into being a dad and I’m finally getting around to writing my first blog post.  I was hoping that I would  suddenly be inspired and it would be easy to write (well I’m still waiting on that). I expected fatherhood to be like getting struck by lightning.  I’ve heard from other parents how “amazing” or “transforming” having a baby is. I agree with the sentiment so far, my priorities have certainly shifted since Ivy was born.  I love watching watching her smile and do new things and I am excited at the prospects for her future.

For most of my life about as much as I could relate to people with kids was the fact that I used to have a puppy.  I was annoyed by parents who brought loud obnoxious kids into the public places that I was trying to enjoy. Well now I’m a dad,  and I feel like I am supposed to all of a sudden relate to other people with kids. (I’m also still waiting on that) I wonder if Ivy will force me to conform and grow up…? I’m certainly open to the idea,  but excited about our journey either way.

I'm a dirty daddy!