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A Young Father's View: A Trip to the Park

Published: May 30, 2014

By Thomas

The first time we brought my daughter outside was amazing. She was so fascinated with what was going on. The whole time we were at the park, she had a smile on her face. She was so curious about what was going on. Her eyes were everywhere--on the kids at the park, the little river, the sky, even the walking paths. I never thought that I could have such a wonderful time at the park. Even though I didn’t do anything, just seeing her have a wonderful time made it the best time of my life. I know there are so many things I would be doing differently if I didn’t have my daughter, but I think having her is showing me that the simple things in life are just as good as what I would be doing. 

Read more about Thomas's experiences as a young father: A Young Father's View, Taking My Daughter to School, Her First Sippy Cup


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