Ask a dad who looks into the screen to see his baby the first time over a skype call. Ask a dad who returns home after an exhaustive day of work and driving to see the baby squeal in excitement to see him. Ask a dad whose hands his daughter refuses to part on the first day of the school. They all will tell you that they simply felt that something which they don’t know how to explain. As a matter of fact, the essence of fatherhood lies in many such small things.
As it’s the mother who is always given attention soon after the baby, the silent struggles that a dad undergoes often go unnoticed. And the fact that fathers either do not know to express their emotional struggles or perhaps do not want to, can leave them irritable or in an emotional confinement. Yes, not known to many, Paternal PostPartum Depression (PPPD) does exist!
With the recent World Political maneuvers, House of Cards season five was much awaited as the show intentionally or perhaps, intuitively shadows the real political situation in the US. Does it augur a beginning of another rift between the Underwoods? Does it throw a fortuity on Mrs. Underwood to swear the Presidential robe? Will it drag their feet from working together for the elections? Will the Underwoods win the election? What will happen to Frank’s warmongering appetite? These could be a few of the questions that might pop up instantly in the audiences’ mind #HOConZCafe #HouseofCards #HomecomingofTerror
Of course, I couldn’t disclose my secret fears to her because she’s pregnant. Neither could I to anyone else for I will be looked down upon for the father I was going to be or even for the man I was. Even if I share with someone, I will be counter-attacked, “You are going to be a dad, become responsible.” Thus, while my wife, the family and the extended families celebrated the good news, at a secret corner of my heart, I was afraid if everything is going to be alright.
Starting from the 1st of June until the 18th of June, I am plunging into a bold attempt in bringing to light, the emotions behind being a father. I say bold because I shall leave behind the superior tag of a ‘mother’ to explore the deepest secrets of fatherhood.
Do you have a kid who loves to pretend play a doctor? Does your child’s face glow in excitement when he/she places the toy stethoscope on your chest, stomach, hand and face? Are syringes and injections are a part of your Lo’s playtime? Then, you must try making a play doctor’s clinic!
Before my babies were about to land on Earth, I made sure to create unique nurseries for them; yes of course, to welcome them in a cozy, colourful ambiance though I know they are not going to remember it 🙄 I am sharing here, one of the colourful decors I had made before my baby girl was born. I love butterflies and I know many does. A bunch of colourful butterflies hanging on a string from your wall does give a serene sight, perhaps even to babies. And the fact that it takes just a few minutes to get this done in a few easy steps adds more serenity to it.