The Must Haves for Any New (Or Old) Dad

I’m taking a couple of days off to spend with my wife and boys. It’s with that in mind that I share with you one of my favorite posts that highlights what any dad will need for their dad toolbox in this journey that we call fatherhood. Here goes:

a heart after God

a sense of humor

a Bible for you and them

a calendar

a good tool set

a load of patience

a desire to ask deeper questions

a desire to answer a million questions

a servants heart to model serving them and your spouse

another Dad to bounce stuff off of

the ability to say I was wrong

the ability to hear the word “Dad” repeatedly without your head exploding

a desire to read to your child

the ability to say and do the difficult thing when it comes to discipline

a tent

a compass

buckets and shovels for making sand castles

every form of ball you can imagine

a love for spending time in the pool

the ability to sit through movies you are not remotely interested in

the ability to say, “I don’t know.”

a healthy church home

other Godly men and women that can speak into your child’s life

the ability to say, “No.” and mean it

the ability to say, “Yes.” and enjoy it

a desire to model healthy affection with your wife in front of your child

a kite

a model rocket

a desire to always learn

a heart that’s willing to give up your preference for theirs

a prayer life that you’d want your son to follow after

some huge needs that need miracle sized faith so your son or daughter can you hear you pray and believe God is able

the ability to laugh at yourself

and…..a good pillow


What would you add to this “Must Have” list? Share below!

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