You might be reading that as “Two and a half men”. That show must of screw me over. My son is 2 and half and I will forever relate to the show that was around a few years ago. Me and my brother liked it a lot. Now seeing it as a father … maybe not that much.
I have a younger brother so I’ve always related to Charlie. The bad brother who still cares for his family. Now that I have a son I catch myself behaving like Alan sometimes. The clueless father who would do anything for his son.
There is good and bad in everyone. The good side in me will teach him to be a good boy with good habits and good morals. But he also needs to be a bad boy sometimes and go after what he wants. That’s just how life is. So far he’s pretty good at that.
He is in a phase where he’s obsessed with letters and numbers. We have a lot of wooden toys around the house and his favorites right now are … numbers and letters. He can recognize numbers from 1 to 10 and most of the letters, especially from A to D. We might be going on the street and all of a sudden he screams “10” and then you got to look around and find it. It can be the house number, plates of a car. You never know.
I have a shirt with “The greatest dad” written on it. A present from my wife. And one day I just hear my son spelling D A D while poking the letters on my chest with his small fingers. Guess that makes me a proud dad too.
Hes still a toddler and we don’t get along sometimes. When he’s around for too long he gets on my nerves. No fault of his own but toddlers need constant observation. And when he’s away, I miss my little kiddo.
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