The Fathers’ Lounge – a room in the maternity ward I spent some time in while my son was busy trying not to pop out. It’s a room where dads-to-be have traditionally paced back and forth until they got to eventually hand out cigars.
There aren’t many left in the real world. We don’t really get to hang back and wait for the show to be over any more. That’s probably a good thing, but I’ve noticed that guys I know seem to find a place to hang out and chat about being a dad. Sure, we talk about our kids, but a lot of times it’s more like “Is yours sleeping? How do you put up with the whining? Is he dating yet? How do I keep them off of porn sites on MY computer?” I’m sure some of these sound familiar.
A lot of the conversations remind me of when I’d ask my brother for advice on rebuilding an engine or the guy at the local hardware store what’s the best way to solve a problem I caused by buying an old house.
And that’s what this place is all about. It’s by dads for dads about the proper care and maintenance of the little creatures in our lives and the men we’ve become because of them.
So pull up a chair, join in the conversation and enjoy.