Originally Posted by indesertum
finished with college. welcome to unemployment
Good luck on the job hunt. Be aggressive and don't give up, something will come along.
Originally Posted by Claghorn
I'd go even further and say that you can't know true terror until you are a parent. My boss's 6 month old daughter had two of her fingers completely severed. Thankfully, they were successfully reattached...but.....jeez....the only thing more frightening than being scared for your own life has to be being scared for your kid's.
Good parents...even average parents...don't get enough recognition for what they do.
I agree completely on the terror thing. Having a kid kicks all sorts of worry into high gear (like the stuff munch mentions), plus it adds all sorts of new stuff.
On the "recognition" thing, however, I have to disagree. I don't think fulfilling responsibilities should entitle people to special recognition. I mean, yes, it's awesome to hear from my wife or family/friends that I'm doing a great job as a father, and that positive reinforcement is a great thing, but I don't really buy that decent parenting suffers from a dearth of recognition from society in general. It's a choice and a responsibility. That being the case, doing it the best you possibly can is really just what you should be doing in the first place.