It’s a three-father Thursday in the #40Days40Dads project, as I make up for skipped days! Today’s second featured father is Brian. I don’t know Brian in real life1, but he somehow happened upon my blog and gave some solid dadvice. Thanks, Brian!

#31: Brian

Brian is the father of a 3.5-year-old daughter, a 2-year-0ld son and a 4-month-old daughter.

What was the moment when you first felt like a father?

The day my first daughter was born.

What’s your favorite part about being a father?

Getting to love more than I thought possible.

What’s the hardest part about being a father?

Disciplining my kids.

What’s the dumbest/funniest thing that your kid has cried about or fought with you over?

Yikes. Kids bawl about the weirdest things. My son likes to burst into tears when he doesn’t get what he wants. Very convincing actor though. Maybe he’ll have a future in acting.

What are you most proud of having taught/shared with your kids or what are you most looking forward to teaching/sharing with them?

I want my kids to know their Catholic faith and love as Jesus did. My biggest goal for them is for them to get to Heaven.

What’s your favorite thing about your kids?

My favorite thing about my kids is seeing them smile and watching them make loving decisions.

If you could go back in time and give yourself a piece of advice when you first became a father, what would you say?

Don’t worry so much about the logistics. Spend more time holding and just being with them.

Any other comments to share on fatherhood?

“There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.’” –Jim Gaffigan, comedian

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  1. At least, I don’t think I do…

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