October Member of the Month
Thank you for the opportunity to be the PMC Member of the month! My wife and I moved here from Maryland in June 2016, so that we could be closer to our family here. My wife is originally from Petaluma, and she joined PMC back in late 2016 / early 2017, following the birth of our daughter.
PMC has helped us both through the journey that is parenthood, by showing us that we aren’t the only ones trying to figure it out. Furthermore, it has been awesome to be able to meet other dads through PMC!
PMC Dads meet up the first or second Thursday each month, and we also occasionally go to other events, such as soccer games as a group. I encourage any PMC members to get their husbands/significant others to come out and meet other dads!
What has been your greatest journey?
I would say that my greatest journey has been fatherhood. When I was younger, I thought I lacked what it took to be a good father – but once our daughter was born, I realized that literally no first-time parent has a magic handbook that tells them how to respond in every situation.
What is the most surprising part of becoming a parent?
To piggyback off of the above question – the realization that almost nobody who becomes a parent, knows what they’re doing at first….and that it’s okay that way, and things will work out if you just try to parent.
What do your kids do that drive you crazy and what do they do that melts your heart?
My daughter turns into somewhat of a klepto-destructo gremlin when she is really tired! But at the same time, her snuggles, and hugs and kisses melt my heart. She is learning words and phrases, and sometimes her mispronunciations are adorable and give me “the feels”.