In June 2017 my fiancee, Kerri, and I are expecting our first child. He is going to be a boy. (We have had the 20-week scan. Rather than we have just made a choice…)
At first, I didn’t think I’d blog about being a Dad. I didn’t think I’d have enough content; or that I wanted our son to be the subject of it.
With more than half the journey completed until we meet this little fella in person – and I accept, the journey had predominantly been undertaken by Kerri – I have realised, I am going to blog about it. Then I realised, given that my surname is Booth, I could call it The Dad Booth.
I am so pleased that I made that decision. Since starting The Dad Booth blog, I have met great parents with brilliant, welcome advice. I have also found an outlet to share ponderings.
Reading up on how to blog, I see that a lot of the advice follows the same rule: share your expertise.
I don’t have any expertise. That’s the point of the blog. So, just as our approach to parenting, I’ll just see how I get along by being positive and see what comes.
In the beginning it was nothing but daydreaming fun. As the months fall into weeks, it’s becoming more of a realisation that things need doing.
This event we are looking forward to isn’t going to be a one-off, like a Bank Holiday; it’s forever. For-brilliant-ever.
My initial thinking behind the blog was to share daft anecdotes. (It still is, really.) As we progress, there are going to be a lot more questions, a lot more sharing of genuine experiences and, I hope, a lot more emotionally warming moments.
So, this is my blog. This is The Dad Booth. Please, step in. And feel free to bring tips.