I spent years in the babyhood trenches. I have the scars, words, and formula stains to prove it.
A voice in my head whispered, “Why did you do that? What do you know about babies?”
Whether he speaks or has Autism is just a facet of his personality. If anything changes, we’ll be there. If it doesn’t, we will be there for that too.
You will be both on a pedestal and under a magnifying glass all at once. It will last for the rest of your lives.
So many people like to preach about the importance of fathers in a family unit but then look down on them when they arrive pushing a stroller.
You keep waiting for an adultier adult to run in and say, “Ladies and gentlemen, this person is a liar!”