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September 04 - 4 Dads On Fatherhood


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#1 ~Anni~

Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:23 PM



This month, we celebrate Father's Day. So in celebration of dads everywhere, September's feature is a little look at the lives of four of our EB dads.



The best thing about being a dad is seeing them experience things for the first time and run to me to tell me what they just did. Being able to sit in a room amongst other people and hear them comment on one of my kids (only if good of course!) and know that I helped achieve that.
John

I look back at how my life’s changed in the last four months and I couldn't imagine not being a dad. It was the greatest feeling seeing Bella smile at me for the first time. You have no worries in the world when this happens!!!
Alan

The best thing about being a dad is the feeling of unconditional love my son gives me everyday.
Now that I am at home with him he is not only my son but he is also my little mate.

Brian



CLICK HERE to read on ...

Our EB dads are:

Brian, dad to Cooper, husband of Ellie13
James, dad to Jude, husband of Lexico27
Alan ('Daddy Al'), dad to Bella, husband of Leah
John, dad to Declan & Tyla, husband of Declansmum

Two of the fathers are "Stay at home dads" and they comment on the special joys, and specific difficulties, that this rewarding role brings.

Messages for Alan, James, Brian and John may be left below.

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This message was edited by ~Anni~ on Monday, 1 November 2004 @ 12:44 PM

#2 Guest_junebloom_*

Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:30 PM

So nice to hear about a mans POV on here! original.gif

Thank you to the fathers above for your input and Congratulations to you all for having such gorgeous kidlets. Your stories gave me the warm and fuzzies original.gif

Happy Fathers Day to ALL the dads original.gif



#3 declansmum

Posted 02 September 2004 - 07:27 PM

I am SO PROUD of my DH .... he's a terrific father and a brilliant husband, and it's really great to see him on here!!  He doesn't tend to say too much, so it was a bit out of his comfort zone to do this ...

But can I brag for a second?

My DH leaves home early each morning so that he can return in time for me to begin work at 5:00 Mon - Thurs.  He comes home and takes over with the kids; feeds (I prepare dinner), baths, entertains and puts to bed.  I also study part-time, so he's more than happy to either disappear with the kids on the weekends for a few hours, or keep them otherwise occupied while I hit the books.

All of this, and never a word of complaint.  

As a husband, he's kind, considerate (mostly) and very loving.  The only problem I have with him is his memory - but he remembers the important things.

I read some of the horror DH stories on EB and really do realise just how lucky I am.  Mind you, it was a bumpy road to find DH, but now that I have him, you can bet I'm keeping him!!

Brag over - back to work!!



Jenny
DS Declan John 18/11/2000
DD Tyla Jean 17/04/2003

#4 Guest_Triptych_*

Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:10 PM

I really loved reading these stories, thank you guys so much for sharing.

Too often here we dont get a glimpse of how parenting is for the fathers. I shared your stories with my DH too and there were lots of bits that had him nodding in agreement. I think he wants to be a SAHD now too original.gif

Thank you again and HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!

<img src="http://weddedbliss.com.au/Kelly/ccb.gif"><img src="http://weddedbliss.com.au/Kelly/finn.gif"><img src="http://weddedbliss.com.au/Kelly/Aug03.gif">
"I cannot enter into a battle of wits with you as you are obviously unarmed"

#5 Bel

Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for sharing your stories... Its always nice to see the mans point of view, as opposed to us ladies opinions all the time!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL DADDIES OUT THERE!!!!


Bel
xx

DH: Matt
DS: Joshua 29.09.02



#6 ~brighteyes~

Posted 06 September 2004 - 12:47 PM

Was great to see the male viewpoint, and from different backgrounds.

I'm forwarding the link to my xh.

Savanna

diary *brighteyes*
DD - Aleisha Savanna 5th July, 2002


#7 TheClampetts

Posted 13 September 2004 - 04:50 PM

Thanks Anni

This is one of my favourite features of EB..  I love the start of the month and wondering who the special feature member will be..

This months story is excellent (slightly bias I know..LOL)

Well done keep it up

Cheers
Ellie

Cooper Sean


#8 ~Anni~

Posted 02 October 2004 - 09:40 PM

Thanks so much to all of our dads who put up their hands to be involved in September's feature.
It was great to get a father's perspective ! original.gif

Anni




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