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I’d like to ask the dads here: when did you first think it might be great, or kinda cool, or even possible for you to become a dad someday?
I have a 20-something son and have known my daughter’s 20-something boyfriend for years now, and both are wonderful guys. My daughter and her female friends make no bones about fussing delightedly over babies brought to work or babysitting for their nieces and nephews. It’s probably very normal that these guys keep their arms safely locked behind their backs when a baby is in the room, and conveniently have important meetings to get to when there is babysitting to be done.
So, I just wondered: was there a moment where the switch flipped in your brain or was there a gradual acceptance of the inevitable as your buddies became dads? What happened, and when, to remove the tilt-shift lens from your vision and let you see the panorama of life as a future parent?