Greetings to all new dads, experienced dads, scared dads, tired dads, and whatever type of dad you categorize yourself to be,
I am 24 years old and I have been married to my loving wife Charisse for almost three years. We have a son and daughter -Bishop who is two and Charlee Rose who will be four months tomorrow.
Leo the “family man”...that's me. If you told me growing up that I’d be who and what I am at this point in my life, I probably wouldn't have believed you. I saw myself with kids and a family someday, but that was tucked away under the pile of things I would be when I "grew up". Life happens and unlike a test I could cram for or the gradual process of finishing school, having a family has definitely been a change in my life that I was not ready for. But what man but Mike Brady can really say that they were ready to be married with kids (does anyone know what happened to his first wife by the way??? How come they never talked about the ex's on that show?).
As a heads up the Brady Bunch reference may be a common theme and would show how I’ve relied heavily on mid 1990's TV shows as a guide through marriage and fatherhood.
Hopefully through this process of writing and sharing my experiences as a Young Dad, I can be better able to keep the commitment I made to my wife, not screw up my kids too badly, and help others who may be going through something similar.
Until next time…