Monday, September 9, 2013
Lately, it seems that the thing I identify most strongly with is being a parent. I didn't come into this role quite so easily though. Before tootsie arrived, I was filled with anxiety, having no clue what my days ahead as a parent would look like. And it has been quite the learning curve. One of the things that I was most anxious about in those early days was who I was going to become to this little being, a dad or a mom? I just couldn't imagine myself as a mom. I didn't feel like a mom. But at the time, I didn't feel so comfortable with dad either. My partner helped me come up with something that felt more comfortable, 'tata'. So that's what we've gone with. But, of course, one day, our daughter just started to call me 'daddy'. And it just felt right.