Before I had children I never really cared to hear too much about what “kids” were doing on any given day. Then when The Boss and I were trying to conceive (all 4 years!) I really didn’t want to hear about other kids because we were there struggling just to have our own. Today? I’m a Dad and more importantly I’m a Parent. Why is that important? Well, we all share the same common bond, the love for our children.
It occurred to me today how much a part of the “Parenting” Community I’m really in. Well yes, I read all the magazines, search the web, heck I’m writing a Daddy Blog. What really made me realize though was a simple thought that passed through my head. I was at work feeling a bit down and without even thinking about it, picked up my phone and tweeted this message:
“Hey Guys and Gals! Tell me something cute or funny about your kids today! I need something to lift me up! #DadsTalking“
Without hesitation the first thing I thought of was kids! I didn’t see my babies today because I left for work before they got up. Considering Jake is 13 months and O is 29 months I wasn’t getting any texts from them either. Although, I will say, O is terribly close! So, I thought I’d at least get to feed off of some of the love out there that other parents have. To be honest I really didn’t think anyone would respond. Boy, was I wrong! Below are the responses I got from everyone to my Tweet. These are all great parents that I actually talk (okay tweet with) on a regular basis. I encourage you to go follow them on Twitter if you’re not already and to especially read their blogs. After all, we’re all parents, we all love our children and what better thing to talk about than the ones we cherish the most??
If anyone subsequently tweeted me a response after I posted this, I apologize, and really appreciate your friendship online.