There are times that I have thought I wouldn’t wish parenthood on my best friend but know I wouldn’t want even my darkest enemy to not experience it. I think you have to be a parent to understand that.
I have a friend at work who I have always thought would make an wonderful dad one day. He’s 32 now and recently confessed to me that he doesn’t think he wants to be a dad. He is quite happy being the most awesome uncle ever.
“So many people are damaged” he said. “And so many of their inadequacies can be traced back to their parents.” Good points and I agree but I think actually realizing that before you become a parent may give you a leg up. And besides, even with our short comings (damage), I feel there is a lot of good in all of us, and our children.
I hope my friend changes his mind one day and that I am around to see it. I love to see awesome dads in action.