Charlie Capen, one of the masterminds behind How To Be A Dad, posted the story of the birth of his son on HTBAD last night, and he said something really interesting:
I read (or rather my wife reads to me) a mammoth number of birth stories from “mommy blogs”. I’ll admit it: I love hearing about how babies are born. I said “born” not “conceived” you sick, sick individual. Each story I read is so cathartic and sometimes gross. But after I’ve read them, I’m left thinking just one thing: What about the Dad?
I know the mom did all the “hard work” and “child birthing” and “pushing” and “screaming”, but what about the father during those stressful, torturous times?
And so we ask you guys, what’s your birth story? And when did you first really feel like a dad?
Also read This is What Real Fatherhood Looks Like, a collection of photos and quotes from real-life Good Men Project community dads.