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Joke Factory: Do I know You? Jokes & other Funny Stuff 10 FEB 2012

A man standing in line at a check out counter of a grocery store was very surprised when a very attractive woman behind him tapped him on the shoulder and said in a very friendly voice, “Hello!”

Not recognising her even in the slightest, he turned back at her and gave her the old “who are you?” slightly confused look.

Noticing his puzzlement, the woman apologized, saying that when she had first seen him, he had looked like the father of one of her children, and with that, she walked out of the store.

Dumbfounded at this rather peculiar display, the guy couldn’t help but mutter to himself, “What the heck is this the world coming to? Such an attractive young woman unable to keep track of who the fathers of her very own children are!”

Then a far more disturbing thought hit him like a freight train. He doesn’t remember her now, but MAYBE, just maybe, during one of those wild parties back when he was still in college…

Rushing out of the store, he caught up to her in the parking lot, grabbed her by the shoulder and spun her around, asking in a very earnest voice, and with very big eyes, “I’m sorry, but are you perhaps that girl I met back at a party when we were still in college, the one where we got really, really drunk and had wild crazy sex on the pool table in front of everyone?”

“No”, she replied, a horrified look spreading across her face. “I’m your son’s second grade teacher!”

And so the Quest to Become a Father Begins My Life 19 APR 2010

So here’s the big new coming out of 45 Nagua Bay then: Chantelle and I have at last decided that the time is now and that we would like to become parents – meaning of course that in other words, the baby-making quest has now officially begun! :)

Thinking about it, it is a really scary thing to have signed up for. When and if the baby becomes reality, there are just so many unknowns, fears and uncertainties that I’ll have to deal with on a personal level, questions that I’ve already addressed, sure, but questions that take on a whole lot more weight once the idea of being a father becomes a reality.

Will I be a good father? Will I be capable of loving my child? Will I be able to care for my family? Will I be able to make sure my marriage survives the expansion to family unit? Will I be able to provide on a material, intellectual and spiritual level for my child and wife? Will I do the right things? Can I actually do it? How will I protect my child? How will I teach my child? Can I handle the lifestyle change that comes with having a child? Can I overcome my own issues so that they don’t pass on to my child? Will I…..?

The point is that this is a huge, monumental, colossal decision. And we’ve spoken about it and we’ve made it. It’s so exciting, but so scary at the same time.

But the matter of the fact is that the time is right. I turn 30 in three or four weeks time. Chantelle turns 30 at the end of the year. By this stage it is apparent that neither one of us are career-driven people, so we can’t use that as an excuse to put off becoming parents. We don’t live dangerous or unstable lives that would prohibit having a child. If we have our children now, then we can experience the best years of our lives with them, the years when we have already gained a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as have the material means to easily support a family and best of all, when our children are growing up we will still be around to meet our grandchildren.

The time is right, we both know it.

But I’ll reiterate. It. is. scary.

Such a big decision, but in the end a surprisingly easy one to make. Despite all the fear and wondering that comes with it, both Chantelle and I WANT to be parents. We want children. We want to grow a happy, loving family. And the time is now. Simple as that.

So like I’ve said before, the baby-making quest has now begun. Be it Jessica or Ethan that arrives first on the scene, I can’t wait. It’s scary, but I simply can’t wait.

It’s moving towards a new chapter in my life.

And it’s the best decision I’ve had to make in a long, long time! :)