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Father's Day: 7 Ways My Husband Is The Best!

By Rebekah Kuschmider |

I don’t care how long you’ve been together or how close your relationship is, until you see him raising a child, you don’t know the part of your partner that is a father. Sure, we all look at our men speculatively early on in relationships and wonder how they’d be with kids but even watching a guy interact with his nieces and nephews won’t prepare you for the heart-melting reality of seeing your husband become someone’s dad. It’s like unlocking a whole part of his soul that was tucked away until the moment he first held your baby in his arms.

My husband is truly magical with children. There’s just something about his calm demeanor that attracts and relaxes kids instantly. I guessed that he would be a wonderful father but had no idea how right I was until our son was born. I swear you could see the bond spring up between them during those first days of C’s life as they cuddled in an awful chair in the hospital. They’ve only grown closer in the four years since then. As I type this, they’re sharing the last moments before bedtime, chatting and reading stories and being two guys hanging out in the evening.

In honor of Father’s Day (and because I like to brag about my amazing husband) I want to share a few of the things he did during my pregnancies and when C was a newborn.

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Father's Day: 7 Ways My Husband Is The Best!

Can You Hear Me Now?

C was born during college football bowl season. Any hardcore fan is blanching a bit right now at the thought of missing a title game due to a birth and I include myself in that description. I’m still disappointed that I slept through my alma mater’s bowl game because I was two days post-partum. Then again, they lost soooo…Anyway, my husband liked to spend weekends at a sports bar watching conference games but his favorite bar had lousy cell reception. He switched bars to make sure he was reachable in case I went into labor during a game.
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Rebekah Kuschmider

Rebekah Kuschmider is a writer and mother with an over-developed sense of irreverence, who has socialist tendencies and a blog. She lives with her husband and two kids outside of Washington, DC. You can read her work regularly at Stay At Home Pundit and The Broad Side. Her work has also been seen at Salon, Redbook, and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read Rebekah Kuschmider's latest posts →

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