Well, look at that. DadCentric is featuring 30 Days of Dads for the month of June in honor of Father’s Day. And they asked me to write a little something for them. Check it out after the jump below.
A little while ago, I was walking along the beach with my three-year-old son when he ran straight into the water. It was March, so the water was easily 50 degrees or colder, but that didn’t matter. He’s always been fearless in areas where his father tends to be kind of wimpy.
It was a very windy and wavy day, so I quickly took his hands so the waves wouldn’t pummel him to the ground and wash him out to sea. He resisted at first, but after realizing that was the only way I was going to let him be in the water – especially on a day when the ripe current warning was on high alert – he let me hold his hands as the waves crashed against him. Again and again, the icy cold water pounded against his tiny bare chest, and his reaction was to laugh and ask for more.