Well…it’s been a while. The last time I posted on this blog, it was September 2015. We were 27 weeks in to our pregnancy, we were about to move in to our new house, and I was preparing to sit my final exam in my four year long course.
Fast forward to today, and I’m completely finished with exams (hooray…for now), we’ve completely settled in to our new home, and our son is nearly two years old.
I’m a second time father and it’s been a very interesting experience. The past two years have been both amazing and difficult. I’ve learned that some things are much easier than they used to be, and plenty of things are much more difficult.
I’m also beginning to realise, with one son now entering year 7 (that’s junior high for North Americans) that there’s an entire new set of issues that I have to deal with. I always thought that once the first five years of life are taken care of, then having kids would be smooth sailing. I’m seeing clearly that it’s not quite as simple as that.
Finally, the most crucial observation that I’ve made over the past two years is how different my perception of fatherhood was ten years ago, as compared to now. The world has completely changed in ten years and the things I need to anticipate now for my 2 year old son, weren’t even in existence when my older son was at the same stage.
I’m going to continue to share my experiences and I hope that my unique view and insights from being a second time dad might be useful for you on your journey.