12 Signs You're A Dad

(The following is another guest post by my darling husband, Maurice)

These are just a few observations that I've come to embrace as a father of 5 (soon to be 6) children. I'm sure some of these could apply to all parents, but others are particularly relatable for fathers.

1. You know you're a dad if: Coming home from work actually means being greeted at the door by a wife handing you the baby, and realizing you've just started the childcare swing shift.

2. You know you're a dad if: You realize sleep deprivation is the #1 buzz kill for sex.

3. You know you're a dad if: "Emergency Money" in your wallet is now spent on fast food runs when mom is away.

4. You know you're a dad if: You know more about Elmo and Hannah Montana than Vice President Joe Biden.

5. You know you're a dad if: You have perfected the "football hold" and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with sports.

6. You know you're a dad if: Your daily exercise consists of 2-Child Power Lifts on a bean bag.

7. You know you're a dad if: Your desk at work is devoid of IN/OUT trays, but instead is lined with toys for when your kids come to visit.

8. You know you're a dad if: You pray for bedtime.

9. You know you're a dad if: You are the unofficial Weekend Activity Coordinator.
 
10. You know you're a dad if: Your kids beg you for a raspberry and they don't mean fruit.

11. You know you're a dad if: Your old clothes are now being used as a Middle School fashion coordinate.

12. You know you're a dad if: Prime Time is now replaced with Book Time.