My life is so different now that I'm a dad. I'm beginning to learn some parent lingo. Before I had kids I never understood the language that parents use. For instance I now know that there are different types of naps: "a good nap", "a short nap", "too long of a nap" and "missed our nap". I also have grasped the concept meant by the words "doesn't travel well". Before I had a kid I never understood what "pick your battles" meant. Now, I get it. The mysterious "teething" process is no longer a mystery. (By the way--when do we finish getting those?) I have also noticed how much I look like a dad now. I am always prepared and I carry that BIG bag. I don't go anywhere with Aas without diapers, wipes, toys, books, snacks, extra clothes, pacifiers, blankets, car seats, booster seats, strollers.... the list goes on. I need a pack-mule when I have my son with me ! The music in the car has even changed! And I gotta tell you, it ain't good. When I see these changes I just smile. They don't bother me like I thought they would. I'm a dad--it's worth it!