I never thought I would be doing diaper duty until I was 25 or 26 years old, married with a beautiful wife, and living in a nice home.
But I practically do it every other weekend.
I have two baby nephews (one isn’t really a baby anymore, but we’ll say he is), the youngest one is a year and a half old, and the other is 3 years old. They are my stepsisters’ children and they are the cutest, most hyper, and loving little guys around. While they are very tiring to babysit, I enjoy having them at my house. I don’t know why but the feeling of a little baby trying to tackle me when I bend down is enough to put a smile on my face.
The youngest one, Karter, is a smart and hyper little man. He does a wide range of things at only 1 years old, like dancing, trying to clean, jumping on the bed, doing pull-ups on the table, and shadow boxing. I can tell he’s starting to imitate me and others because this past weekend, he heard me say “Yoooooo” and then repeated it later on out of nowhere.
The oldest one is Mason, he is a quirky, yet reserved little guy. He doesn’t do much when he’s at home, but when he comes to visit me, he’s a little ball of energy. He likes to play with his cars and horse around with his cousin when he’s here. Those two will fight each other like it’s toddler UFC. It’s actually kinda funny (I know, I shouldn’t be laughing at them), but I do tell them that it’s not nice to hit each other.
If it’s one thing I think my nephews have taught me, the time I spend with them is going to reflect on what kind of a father I’m going to be. I know I’m too young to be thinking about having children, but the way I see it, its never too late for me to at least begin learning how to take care of a baby. One thing I do know for certain is, I’m probably not gonna be able to do this without my wife there.