29 September 2009
I’m going to talk about both humor and delight in this entry. It’s easy to believe these are sort of alike but when you are becoming a father it’s important to understand the difference.
Humor can range from telling a joke, watching a funny movie, giggling, laughing for no reason or chuckling over something. Delight offers another characteristic. Delight is more about a quality within yourself when you see the sunlight flick across the lake, or a trout takes the hook or your baby grasps your finger when its newborn and you realize how very strong your baby is.
Humor is something that comes in go in life. We have more emotions than just feeling humor. However, delight is something that we can experience even when Life is challenging. Delight is all about feeling alive.
Phase #3 of pregnancy is often an easy and enjoyable time. If your life still is challenging then work to develop an emotional response to all the challenges that leaves you feeling honorable. This is part of your new role or your re-newed role of being a father.
Your children will expect you to show them how to meet life’s challenges. If you teach them to blow up and blow off steam at the small inconvenience then you’ll find them very difficult to be around. Children watch what you do not what you say.
Using humor can lighten up the moment and make it richer. Allowing delight to be part of your life even when it’s challenging is a reflection of a mature man.
Hopefully you have been working with The Pink Kit. If you’re truly preparing your baby’s mother’s pregnant body then you too are experiencing in your body what she is feeling and can achieve to let your baby out during the birth. This in itself should provide many opportunities for downright hilarity! And delight.