Although I’m infinitely excited to be a dad, I’m also terrified. I’ve never been a parent before (I think), I feel awkward around babies, and I’m a pretty immature dude. Thus, it’s a little intimidating to think that I’ll be responsible for two little humans (and a Chihuahua) in just a few months.
Thankfully, I spend two hours a day on a bicycle, which I use to think and pray about this sort of stuff (while repeatedly listening to Miley Cyrus and Florida Georgia Line). I often think about what sort of advice I’ll give my kids. I’m pretty sure it will be the same regardless of whether we’re having two girls, two boys, or a mix of the two. However, because I don’t know much about being a woman, I’ve been thinking a lot about the advice I’ll give to my potential son(s) about being a man.
Of course, this list is nonnegotiable:
(1) You will love sports.
(2) You will love rock and roll.
(3) You will lift weights.
(4) You will not listen to any sissy boy band music.
(5) You will vote Republican.
(6) You will always…
None of that nonsense is true.
Here’s the real list:
(1) Be yourself.
(2) Respect everyone else.