6 Signs he’ll be an Awesome Dad
It’s normal to find yourself wondering if your guy has what it takes to plunge into parenthood. Here are some telltale signs to look for:
He’s hard to gross out.
Baby barf, pee, slob you name it, he’s going to get covered in it. Daddy hood is not for the faint of heart or stomach. The man who can calmly wipe radioactive-green-projectile poo from his cheek and go right on singing “The Wheels on the Bus” is in good shape.
He’s comfortable saying “I love you” or “I’m sorry”
Immature men want to be right and mature men want the people they love to be happy. That means doing away with machismo, and the fear of honest emotions.
He doesn’t need to be the center of attention.
One of the immediate challenges of going from 2 to 3 in a family is that #3 is going to get the majority the attention. Guys can be needy and it would be an adjustment when he needs to share your attention (and body) with someone else. A man who’s content to take a back seat once in a while will be an awesome dad.
Hello future king of Candy Land.
He’s the guy that can have loads of fun playing everything from Call of Duty to Chutes and Ladders. Bad sign: He’s been known to throw the Xbox controller across the room when he doesn’t win.
He’s not all about the money
Guys can panic about being able to provide financially for a family but a good dad knows that children need your presence not your presents. Sure, a good dad is financially responsible but he shouldn’t measure his self-worth by his paycheck.
He has close friends.
Do his friends come to him looking for advice, not just to swap a brew? Can you picture one of his guy friends, one day, giving heartfelt advice to your daughter? If so, that’s a very good sign.