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Fatherhood and other adventures

August 31st, 2010 Posted in The wife and I

My wife and I have finished our college educations finally.  No more pencils, no more books… that is, unless I decide to go back and get a business degree later on, but that is for the future.

With our classical education finished I have been doing the job hunt and firing off applications to anywhere I can find someone hiring and looking for a 3D environment modeler.  Mostly we are looking in the Texas area because one; Texas has very good gun laws, and two: It puts us right between both of our families so visits to each will be about the same drive time.

But now, there is one more item added into the mix.  My wife is pregnant.

Yep, I’m going to be a dad.  I’m nervous, happy, scared, elated, terrified and overjoyed all at the same time.  I wonder at night what my child will look like.  Will he (or she) be a sports nut?  Maybe an artist like his parents?  Both??  I think about the things I need to know so I can raise them right.  The future for me before was one of “Don’t worry, we can do that later…”  Well, later is now here.

I have plans that have to be made.  I need to get employed, insured and life insurance so that they will be taken care of if something happens.   Will we be able to home school?  What if they have to do public school, I don’t want them as bored as I was and school was a lot tougher when I was a kid.  If I were in public school now I would probably lose my mind out of contempt for the system.  Don’t want that for my kid.

So much stuff that I need to find out, but we can handle this.  We have a move that will take us halfway across the country in the near future, doctors appointments to plan once we get there, and two cats that will not appreciate the long drive, but we can handle it.  Between my wife and I we can do what needs to be done.  The important part is that we have a child who is healthy and raised in a house with love, discipline, and animals.

I think we can handle that.

3 Responses to “Fatherhood and other adventures”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    You will do just fine and the kid will turn out just as warped as the rest of us :)
    Just don’t put the pureed yams in the kitty dish and try to feed the kid Fancy Feast.

  2. paulajeanne Says:

    Lol Jennifer! Life is about to take you both on a new and exciting direction. Enjoy!

  3. Instinct Says:

    Think I can avoid the food mix-up… unless I am really tired, that is.

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