The Practical Dads – Three Dads, Three Wives and Three Babies
When it comes to letting your friends know your wife is pregnant you get that extra added spring to your step. You burst into the bar like John Wayne on speed and with a Cheshire Cat smile that’s bordering on insane you drop the news on them and wait for explosive congratulations in return. Then something unexpected happens…
The exact same news is thrown your way from the opposite direction. I’m having a baby AND you are? Unbelievable! The odds are slim, but now you get to go through the peaks and troughs pregnancy with someone else. Buzzing, you approach the next friend and their wife.
No. F***ing. Way. Three pregnancies! Now either we’ve had a ‘keys in the bowl’ night that we can’t recall or this is a genuine awesome coincidence that will pull us together for the rest of our lives.
With the three due dates of 10th, 12th and 21st April 2016, we started the obligatory What’s App group ‘April 16 Dads’ and started sharing stories and asking each other questions as we headed into the completely planned but completely unknown.
The Practical Dads is, excuse the pun, the birth child of our experiences so far. It seems that expecting a child is not just buying a few clothes, nappies and a Moses basket. But its moving house, buying a new car, fighting flat pack furniture, painting walls, attending many baby related courses, spending many, many English pounds, learning a new language and telling porkie pies to every person you know.
Follow us on our journey, as well as on your preferred social media platform blah blah blah, to see how the three of us get through some of the most difficult but most rewarding times of our lives.
thepracticaldads.com isn’t a ‘how to’ at every step of the way. It’s a ‘this is what we did’ with a dash of humour which will hopefully give you another feather in your cap or at least something to talk about. We want this journey to be two way.
Tell us what you’ve experienced so that we can share your stories which could help us in return. We’re no expert, but we are in the same boat as millions of other dads and thought you could do with a hand.
The Practical Dads Team – Ben, James & Ross