I posted about my parenting messes & stresses sometime ago but what about daddy’s perspective? I’m not sure if I do have any dad readers but If I do: Daddies, do you have any tips on messes & stresses of parenting?
As a first time mom, I’m always asking my mom for tips and even my oldest sisters. Sometimes its comes naturally and sometimes is just common sense but we all struggle day to day with the messes & stress of parenting. I’m always trying to make the day-to-day challenges easier for us by asking our parents, family members and friends. Since I’m a stay at home mom to a toddler, Daddy doesn’t really handle much of the messes around the house during the day until he is off from work. Victor is the best father we could ask for; always helping when he can and always there for us. So I interviewed the Mr. about Parenting’s Messes & Stresses and this is what he has to say.
Me: What do you think about the day-to-day challenges of parenting.
The Mr: It’s fun because kids are smarter than you think.
Me: Do you have any tips for new dads?
The Mr: Yes, make sure you have your own place; with out any in-laws or parents because they’ll try to interfere on how to raise the child. Do not freak out with the feeding; if breast-milk isn’t enough you can always alternate with formula to keep up with the feeding times. Don’t waste money on baby food jars; you can always save more and healthier if you puree your own food.
Me: What do you recommend to carry while traveling with kids?
The Mr: Make sure to carry a change of clothes, extra pair of shoes, diapers, wipes, snacks, toys.
Me: What do you wish you knew about parenting?
The Mr: I don’t know, I never freaked out about it (parenting). The only thing would be the sleep deprivations. I wasn’t ready for that one.
Me: Were there any tips passed down to you from family members?
The Mr: Yes, but they were useless. They were all superstitions and illogical. For example our family members told us to place a penny on the belly button once the baby was born so there is no bad mojo or what we call it in Spanish “mal de ojo”.
Me: What do you consider the best part about parenting?
The Mr: This answer may vary but my personal opinion would be that any problems or stress you may have for example from work etc. that seems to go away when you come back from work and see your child.
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