Humor, humor and more humor. That’s about it.
If you cannot see all the little mundane daily life’s events and happenings with humor then you’re grouchy! Stop that right now.
Look, life isn’t about making you happy. Life is a gift you get to live. You have some control over what happens to you or around you but you have a huge amount of control over how to cope, deal, respond and manage your life’s experience.
This will come in handy when you are present at The Birth of your child. There are three types of birth:
- Labor and a vaginal birth
- Labor and an emergency caesarean
- Non-laboring, planned caesarean
This blog has drummed into you that no matter what type of birth you end up having, you must prepare the pregnant body to give birth. We advocate The Pink Kit Package because it’s a skills-based resource which means men love learning practical skills that work in every single birth experience.
If you’ve been working through The Pink Kit Package you already know that humor is part of learning these skills together. In other words have a good time, enjoy learning together and enjoy the feelings of empowerment that comes from working with your baby’s efforts to be born.
When you read that paragraph it should bring strength to your chest as you see yourself becoming confidently skilled. That strength you feel in your chest is personal pride!
When pride is truly experienced it generates a desire to perform a bit of a dance to show the joy self accomplishment rises in the spirit.
Humor … not making fun of others or yourself … just humor will always help you get through the challenges of life. Also having a relative viewpoint helps. In other words, are there people whose lives are more challenging than yours? Whenever you are met by a small or big challenge remember to have humor. Laugh, giggle, chuckle, snort.
Humor is good for your health and certainly is appreciated by your children. Most children are not aware of life’s challenges … we learn. As children we just enjoy life. Life is a gift. You add to that gift as a father by bringing humor to your life. Lighten up. Become enlightened and full of humor.
Teach your children to use humor so they do not take everything so seriously. Don’t bring up your children to feel ‘entitled’. Teach them to overcome and to bring humor into everything they do.