|mina bella, again
||[Dec. 8th, 2005|08:27 am]
so, apparently it happened again. for some reason my post didn't show up on my friend's list.. so let's try this again.
i haven't posted in a while... and i've yet to post anything about my beautiful new daughter. why? i don't know, i showed her picture(and later her, herself) off at work and whatnot. i'm very proud and happy to be a father, and i tell everyone i can. yet i haven't posted anything about her. i'm not entirely sure why,.. i just felt a bit cautious, or scared or something. i mean yeah i told everyone i could.. and everyone on my friend's list i'm sure knew she was born. i just kept putting it off, for some reason(that doesn't make any sense) me posting here just seemed to be the last thing i needed to do. and basically it felt like a dream or something. if i never did this, it'd never end. completely unreasonable, to be sure, but we're all allowed our quirks, and for some reason, that was mine.
today liza visited a parenting site that caught my interest. i browsed through it and came across a section for new fathers. it offered a lot of great advice, and many things i took to heart. this is why i'm posting here, because these are things i dont want to forget. the best advice i took from the site was to make a list of things i want to develop in my child, and to be a role model and display those things. she's gonna learn from me, and i want the best for her,... so i have to do the best for myself.
things i want to teach Mina Bella:
Sense of humor. (easy enough, considering her parents)
Self Discipline. (i'm gonna need some work on this, but i will do it)
Honesty. (i'm doing good, but i can do better, and i will)
Healthy lifestyle (my eating habits need to change quite a bit, but this doesn't just concern weight, over all healthiness emotional and physical)
Politeness and Manners (i can do manners, easily)
appreciation of life (definitely much easier since my daughter was born)
those are the big things i want to instill in my daughter. there are other, smaller things that aren't so easily explained. i will do what i can and hope for the best. i love my little girl and look forward to being a good father to her. i hope later, she and i can look back on this list and agree, i did what i set out to do.
that's it for now, more later,..