Where is June | Advice for a new dad

{Sharing a quiet moment with Big W when he was 12 days old.}

I have gone a bit baby crazy!  I have spent the last 5 days holding, kissing and loving our new nephew.  At only seven weeks old, he could not be any cuter or more loveable.  My kids are finally old enough for me to enjoy and appreciate an infant.  My own exhaustion and anxiety of being a new mom is a distant memory and the simple, precious moments are all that is left.  I tried not to give any advice, because let’s be honest-no one really wants it!  Plus, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law are doing a fantastic job.

However, what kind of “veteran” parent am I if I didn’t share a bit of wisdom?  It was simple.  I told my brother-in-law to grab the camera and take pictures.  Without being asked.  Moms want to be in pictures with their babies.  Simple, every day moments [like the one above of Big W and me] are fleeting.  I don’t have many pictures like this.  Even today, I am rarely in any of our pictures.  I am always the one with the camera.  On vacation I have to ask for my picture to be taken.  The kids are always antsy and never want to pose or sit for a picture.  And they always turn out horribly.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love to take pictures of my boys and my husband.  But, without sounding ridiculously vain, I want someone to take my picture too.  I want to be part of our history.

So, to dads everywhere [new and otherwise] earn yourself some points.  Find the camera, learn to use it, point and shoot!  You will be surprised by the moments you start to notice and to capture them is priceless.

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2 Responses to “ADVICE FOR A NEW DAD”

  1. Piper Henry says:

    What a beautiful picture Denise! That is the best advice in the world because it is universal! All I can say is thanks for saying it!

    Great job Denise,

    • Where is June? says:

      I have decided that it is the only advice I will give to new parents. Except… not listen to any advice. xo denise

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