Last time we heard from Kane, I had asked him some questions about becoming a father while I was pregnant.
Since Father’s Day is this weekend and Grey is almost 6 months…I thought it was the perfect time to get an update from Kane on how this whole parenthood thing is going for him.
I asked him a few questions and like usual he answered them better than I even expected.
What has surprised you the most about being a Dad?
How much fun I have doing immature things with my son. I was paralyzingly afraid I wasn’t going to bond with him, or enjoy him even, but after he smiled at me for the first time, I knew that him and I would be having some fun together. I probably spend way too much time trying to make him laugh.
Another surprise is how differently I see Krista Mae; she’s a 24/7 mother to this adorable little guy and has completely transformed into a selfless, mature and beautiful mom. I didn’t know I could even fall more in love with her than how I previously did, but she pulled me in like an event horizon. I only hope that I have transformed from being her total eye-candy and irrevocably awesome husband to being a good father to Grey as well. 😉
What has been your favorite part of the last 6 months?
My favorite part by far has been when he gets in very giggly moods and laughs at everything; I could seriously throw him on repeat and listen to it all day. Or when he’s laying there playing on his back and conducting a diaper symphony…oh my god, it kills me.
What has been the hardest part of the last 6 months?
Balance. Between work, life, wife and baby. There’s a delicate balance to make everything work and make everyone happy. Of course, Krista is number one. She’s awesome about giving me some time to myself as well and play video games or do fun things I want; if I really want I let them fall asleep and then do my own things.
How many more kids do you want?
The selfish part of me is thinking only one…but I say that because we’re in the crusades of teething. I’m sure Krista Mae won’t be able to handle herself around my charm and one or two more babies might be coming out the oven.
How do you get through the tough days?
When I have a totally shit day and am tired, having a poor-me moment; I take a look at my wife and realize her day has been WAY harder than mine has and I need to suck it up.
How do you handle being so awesome, handsome and charming…as well as being a father?
I simply wake up and put one pant leg in at a time. Done.
What are you most excited for in Grey’s future?
The next day, everyday. I’m already incredibly proud of him; I’m anxious to see it’s inevitable exponential growth.
It’s also going to be totally sweet when he says “Da-Da” before “Momma.” But it’s totally not a big deal. Not at all. Seriously.
Any advice for the Dad’s to be out there?
Get all your stupid out of your system before the little one comes. Seriously. Spring break in Cancun, double diamonds on a ski hill, drinking tequila shots until you find yourself trying to flush the living room grandfather clock? Yeah, do all that before the baby comes because if you do risky things as a father…that doesn’t make you cool or fun, it makes you a selfish asshole because that baby (and mother) needs you in it’s life…so don’t risk yours.
Oh Kane, I just love you.
Grey and I definitely hit the jackpot with you!
Also, I’m 99% sure that at least one of those questions wasn’t actually asked by me.