Our 376th Dad in the Limelight is Creed Anthony. I want to thank Creed for being a part of the Dads in the Limelight series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.
My daughter loves to dance, laugh, and use her imagination. My son likes to screech, destroy, and figure out how things work. There is never a dull moment.
Realizing that I can’t fix everything. Sometimes even with the best plans or preparations, things just don’t work. Sometimes skinned knees happen. Sometimes friends hurt your kids’ feelings. Sometimes toys disappear or break. The tears suck, but you can’t prevent it all. And sometimes that is the most humbling recurring lesson/challenge as a parent. So you learn from the lessons, the bumps, bruises, skinned knees, and tears, but through it all sometimes the best thing you can do is just be there.
- You and your partner are the experts when it comes to your child. Don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise. Kids are different. Families are different. What works for one may not work for another.
- You are going to make mistakes and that is okay. We all do.
- Don’t be afraid to ask a friend for advice, but realize that sometimes all they will be able to do is listen. And sometimes that is all you need.
I try to blog at night or when the kids are asleep. It’s not a perfect formula and it seems to always be in flux.
What I have enjoyed the most is the support that we have been able to offer each other. It is nice to know that even though your experience may be unique, you are not alone.
If you have any questions for Creed, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!