Meet Buffalo Dad!

Jason Sins3

Meet Buffalo Dad!!!

 

I noticed something when my wife was expecting 2 ½ years ago, there’s not a lot of support out there for guys post seeing that plus sign on the pink stick. And I know we really don’t have anything to do with the actual birthing process, we all know the women do all the work and we have to do whatever we can to help get through it. I know from experience that sharing that 9-10 months with my wife during our first pregnancy was an awesome experience and I think it really brought us even closer together as a couple. It’s one of those life experiences you never really share with anyone else, it’s truly unique. I find however, no one really seems to care about the guy’s perspective in all of that and beyond but every story has 2 sides right? And the story really begins as soon as you bring home that little drooling, pooping bundle of joy and they set up shop in your house for the next 18 years (or for some of you much longer!)

Better respect Buffalo Dad!

Better respect Buffalo Dad!

With both parents needing to work nowadays there’s going to be times you’re playing both Mom and Dad and if you’re truly a DAD you’re taking an active role in raising and supporting your children. If you’re like me, sometimes you’re wondering how I created such a devil spawn, what did I do to deserve this? But then you remember back to when you were young and you say to yourself, ok I probably deserved this…

I have a dream, wouldn’t it be nice to go somewhere you can share your stories with people who are probably going through or went through the same exact thing in the same exact town? Maybe you just want to know what to expect for when you have kids? Or maybe you really like to laugh at other people’s misery, like when your child poops all the way up there back defying all laws of gravity and physics… I’m hoping to create that type of forum here. Not just for guys but for everyone, I’m sure women want to know just what’s going through our mind when we think its ok to throw our 2 yr. old 20 feet into the air and catch him 3 inches prior to his face smashing on the ground as both Dad and child are laughing thinking it’s the best thing ever! Or when we think a complete dinner is waffles and freeze pops. Women might not understand the appeal and need some inside perspective!

Jason and his Wife in 2012!

Jason and his Wife in 2012!

I also want to keep this as judgment free as possible. I’m not pitting women VS men or Dad vs Mom and I’m in no way saying one sex has it better or worse than the other when it comes to raising kids. As the old saying goes it takes a village to raise a child. We all know how unique Buffalo is and what a great place it is to raise kids in. I’d like to be able to tap into all that local experience and based on what’s going on in my life and comments or suggestions create future articles diving more in-depth into those topics to really create a fluid public forum for everyone but with the obvious overtone being from a dad’s point of view. Think outside the box as well, doesn’t have to be just dads and kids but could be dads staying in shape, time management, diet etc. Let’s keep it interesting and keep it coming!

As always let me know what you think? What do you want to talk about Buffalo? Follow me @BuffaloDAD716 and remember being a Dad is a lot like eating a taco; it may get messy but man its soooo worth it!

By: Jason Sinsabaugh

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7 Comments on “Meet Buffalo Dad!”

  1. buffalogrl25 July 27, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    This is a great idea! Love it. I don’t take it as pitting Mom vs. dad against each other at all!

    So I have a question to kick you off, and maybe this answer more warrants a post than a comment, but when did you first feel like a father? I have heard the expression that women become mothers as soon as they are pregnant, but men don’t become fathers until they first hold their child. Would you agree?

    • jsinsabaugh July 27, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      That’s an excellent question and probably a good topic for a post but the short answer for me isn’t right away. You feel something obviously but it wasn’t until the first time my child acted like he needed me was when I really felt that bond for me and then of course the first time they fall asleep on you kind of solidifies it. But I remember asking myself that same question throughout the process and definately remember when I finally felt that bond form.

      • buffalogrl25 July 27, 2014 at 11:40 am #

        I hope you write about it then! I think that is a good point to make to folks. I like our very honest and sweet answer. Can’t wait to hear more from Buffalo Dad! 🙂

      • buffalogrl25 July 27, 2014 at 11:40 am #

        *your

  2. Patricia Baer July 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Just beautiful!!!! As always, you make me soooooo proud! Can’t wait to see more of this, even though I get to see it first hand. You’re as wonderful a father as you are a son. Love you lots! Xo

  3. erikwollschlager July 28, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    This is a great idea! I look forward to reading your further adventures!

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