12 Signs You’re A Dad


Although it has its ups and downs, being a father is one of the most rewarding privileges a man will ever experience. It is definitely so in my case. I often tell people that I feel like I was born to be a dad. So here’s a list I created to serve as a friendly reminder of those life changes that define fatherhood. ๐Ÿ™‚

1. You know you’re a dad if: Coming home from work actually means being greeted at the door by a wife handing you the baby, and realizing you’ve just started the childcare swing shift.

2. You know you’re a dad if: You realize sleep deprivation is the #1 buzz kill for sex.

3. You know you’re a dad if:ย “Emergency Money” in your wallet is now spent on fast food runs when mom is away.

4. You know you’re a dad if: You know more about Elmo and Hannah Montana than Vice President Joe Biden.

5. You know you’re a dad if: You have perfected the “football hold” and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with sports.

6. You know you’re a dad if:ย Your daily exercise consists of 2-Child Power Lifts on a bean bag.

7. You know you’re a dad if: Your desk at work is devoid of IN/OUT trays, but instead is lined with toys for when your kids come to visit.

8. You know you’re a dad if: You pray for bedtime.

9. You know you’re a dad if: You are the unofficial Weekend Activity Coordinator.

10. You know you’re a dad if: Your kids beg you for a raspberry and they don’t mean fruit.

11. You know you’re a dad if: Your old clothes are now being used as a Middle School fashion coordinate.

12. You know you’re a dad if: Prime Time is now replaced with Book Time.

 

What do you think are some other sure signs of being a Dad?

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5 thoughts on “12 Signs You’re A Dad

  1. What about the first time you throw your shoulder out pushing a kid on a swing?
    or; getting hit in the… uh… lower solar plexus… by a snowball?
    or; when the kid has a diaper blowout in the checkout line and all you can think of to say is…”Clean up on isle three”…

  2. Great post, Riis! These made me smile and laugh…and makes me think being a Dad is a wonderful thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve never been a Dad…just a Mom…but I will add…
    You know you’re a Dad…if you can accept that sometimes Mom is THE ONE the kids want!
    HUGS!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oop….meant to add…IT’S Friday! Hope you and your family have a super dooper weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. You know your dad if running around in your underwear is an acceptable pastime… I’m a dad to four incredible young men ages 3-12 – life is never dull! Thanks for the post.

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