I rushed back to the hospital and sat by her bedside. As I nervously held the feeble poor little thing in my hands, too many thoughts raced through my mind. Tears stung my eyes, but I fought them back. Where I come from, men don't cry in public since It's considered a sign of weakness - a taboo. At least, that's what we grew up knowing.
When you are a 21st Century dad, you worry about your children’s future. We live in an information explosion era, whereby things are quite unpredictable especially with the youth. Sometimes I envy my forefathers because they had a strict code of conduct which constituted very strong, even though unwritten, laws that guided members of society.... Continue Reading →
Aren’t babies little angels? This is especially when they are harmless and ever smiling toddlers who haven’t yet started making you shout your voice hoarse, or answer like a million questions in a single day. Fatherhood can be a mixed bag of feelings and emotions, especially if you have a four year old son and... Continue Reading →
OF ABSENTEE FATHERS AND DEAD-BEAT SPERM DONORS. I wrote this piece while I was away. Now that today is fathers' Day, i feel obliged to share it.
Parenting is an interesting and yet very challenging task. It is one of those full-time jobs where one has to learn on the job, which makes every parent a piece of work in progress. When our son Ray came, we were excited and anxious in equal measure. Excited that we were finally holding our... Continue Reading →