Well kids here we go, I’m trying blogging again. I had given up on my writing to spend more time with you guys. I know last time I went crazy with it and became a little obsessed with writing which took me away from you guys. This time I will be different. I will still spend tons of time with you, but will also write my thoughts for you to have. Getting lost in the blog or on social media is not an option.
I did find that when I stopped writing, I was missing something. That thing was a way for me to leave you my dad thoughts. I know I could always use a note pad and pen but how then do all 3 of you get access to what I am saying. Without making 3 copies each time that is. So doing an online blog again is the perfect way to document my thoughts where all 3 of you guys can access it.
Blogging for me is not only a way to leave you guys something from me but also a way to showcase to the world how much I love you. How much I love being a dad and how you guys have changed my life in more ways than one. Writing this on a public platform is something that took a long time to decide. Even more so the second time.
For me it isn’t about public gratification or being told by strangers that I am a good dad to justify my way of parenting, it’s just a way to share my love of being a dad. I have seen over the years while raising you guys that a dad’s role is shown as secondary when it comes to parenting. In my eyes that isn’t true. Showing my love for you guys and sharing my outlook maybe will help spearhead a cultural change.
So here I go again. This time around, I am going to write about our adventures, dad wisdom and a bunch of other things. Stuff you can look back on to see the fun we had. Not only that but things you can use in life when faced with challenges. Also ways to help with your own family’s later in life. I want to share with you some recipes for cooking. Write about fixing things, about emotion, and what it means for me to be a dad. Share with you some of the things I use in day-to-day life. How to decide what works and what doesn’t.
I also won’t hide who I really am. One of the other reasons I stopped writing my other blog was it felt fake. Not me, not dad. Some things I was really proud of but others felt forced. This time I will share my thoughts good and bad in the same way I do at home. I swear, I tell it how it is and don’t hold back. I want you to read this later in life and say, ‘yep that was my dad.’ I don’t ever want you to look back on this and think, ‘what a load of shit.’
As you guys know growing up, I lost my dad at a young age. What you don’t know is that when I got older, I realized I have nothing from him. Sure I have a few odds and ends but nothing showcasing him as a man or dad. There are a few letters, birthday cards and pictures but that’s about it. Something I don’t want for you.
I want to leave you with great memories. With those great memories, my writing will hopefully keep them fresh for you. Not lost in time like some of mine are with grandpa. Lots of pictures to showcase those memories. Tons of video so you can hear my voice, see my face and watch my expressions. Some shared here, some on social media and a ton sitting right on our computer.
So here we go, I’m trying blogging again. If anything, I hope you guys at least get a laugh. Some of the writing will be addressed to the public yes, but everything written is truly for you. Remember, dad will always love you. Through my writing I will always be there by your side when you need me.
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