Thought Catalog: …On Being a Dad

Posted May 18, 2014 by jimhigley


I’m proud to be a featured Parenting Contributor on Thought Catalog. If you haven’t heard of Thought Catalog, it’s “one part diary, one part humor, one part intellectual musings, one part sentimentalism, one part pop culture, one part experimentalism. It is a mixed bag of content from many different voices, from writers who have been published by the likes of Slate, The New York Times, The Paris Review…”

I’m happy to be part of the Thought Catalog family. And I hope you enjoy some of my work there.

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 2.52.57 PMI had no idea how mind-spinningly confusing this “dad” job was going to be when I clocked in for duty 24 years ago.

The job started off quite smoothly with one cute baby boy who slept through the night, cooed on command, and was always a good attention-getter at the local grocery store. He never complained about the over-starched clothing he was forced to wear and seemed peacefully content in his magazine-perfect nursery filled with an assortment of stuffed, furry bears, ducks, and monkeys. And after he got a little meat on his bones, he fit nicely in a backpack that was almost always attached to my back as we spent our days exploring the big, new world around him.

Life has certainly changed in the last 24 years. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE STORY)

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