I think that being a dad is one of the most awesome things on the planet! One thing that is truly awesome is that things come full circle in being a dad.  I now truly understand how hard my mom and dad worked to give us the best as kids and as parents we do the same for our kids. We celebrate our kids' successes, worry when they are upset, and for their well-being.  We are their best friends and discipline when they do wrong. It's a tough balance but we all figure it out.  However, there is one thing about being a dad that has just recently hit me like a ton of bricks!  Apparently, I am at the age where I have started to say and do stuff that my dad used to. Nobody warned or prepared me for this step of fatherhood.

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I thought it would be fun to put a list together of things that my kids and I have caught me doing or saying that screams 'dad.' Before I get to the list, there is ONE thing that I refuse to do! I am not yet ready to buy the ultimate white New Balance dad shoes because once you get them there is NO GOING BACK!

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