I'm going to go ahead and completely destroy any remaining idea that I might be a typical guy today. As we approach the end of this experiment that I embarked on for the sole purpose of getting myself back into the habit of writing posts, I've come to the conclusion that I don't have very many regular readers, but those that do have gotten quite a glimpse into my life.
I try to not look forward to very many things. I don't want to be disappointed when they don't happen, or when they happen in a way that isn't quite like I expected it to be. I do, however, look forward to fatherhood. If you've ever seen me with a baby or a small animal, it's pretty clear that I I love babies. The idea that I can help to create life and have the largest impact on that child's life is thrilling to me.
Many of my friends are kind of dreading this. I doubt that they dread it because they think I'd make a bad father. I'm pretty sure that their objection is much more along the lines of "The world already has one Bryan. It doesn't need a mini-Bryan." They're right. You know what the world does need? A Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All. I've decided that this will be my child's nickname. I'll call them "Stormy" for short.
I plan on raising my children to question everything, even myself and what I teach them. My general idea with parenting is that it is my job to point my child in the right direction and let them take it from there. I think that the key is to strike a balance between helping them to do their best and succeed and allowing them to stumble, and learn from their own mistakes. Of course, This is all in theory. Since Katie and I don't have kids yet, and we don't really plan on doing so for at least another few years, this could all change by the time kids happen.