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6 Steps to Becoming A Dad

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Father’s Day came and went this past weekend, honoring dads young and old. Unfortunately, the process of becoming a dad is never discussed during the holiday.

Not the gross part, guys. OR the fun part — depending on your sensibilities.

I’m talking about men becoming fathers. How does that work? They say women become moms when they get pregnant. I’m not sure who “they” is or are, but apparently “they” say it, so we’ll go with it. But what about men?

Well, this comic should help. And by help I mean…

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I’m not saying I’ve done this, but it seems pretty legit. I remember feeling so electrified when I held my son. Scarelectrified. Not unlike He-Man, I felt more powerful and my sinews stiffened. I wanted to protect my new, growing family. But where the hell is my purple cat?

I promise I will keep my clothes on, though. Sort of. Ah, who am I kidding? Clothing optional.

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  1. MamaHavoc says:

    I knew I was going to *be* a mother when I found out I was pregnant, the reality of actually being a mom didn’t set in until we got home and I realized “Oh no, I have to keep this thing alive, all by myself, 24/7?”

    Great post!

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