You slip into the nursery in the morning. Your little boy is asleep, his blanky a tangled mess at his feet. In the soft lighting of the room, you can already see that you were smart to put him in a night diaper: he soaked it while he slept and needs a morning change.
It feels to me like the daddy to an adult baby or ‘little’ boy has all the pleasure and joy in the relationship.
There are moments with a little guy that are almost heart-breaking they seem so wonderful: there’s the way his eyes droop closed as you give him his bottle, there’s the way he wraps his arms around you … Read the rest
It’s mid-afternoon. The weekend. You decide to put your little boy down for a nap but he kicks up a fuss. It occurs to you that even though he’s your little boy he’s also an adult baby and maybe adults don’t NEED naps.
If you’ve never been a dad to an adult baby before, there are a few things you might think about but not fully expect: how much joy you’ll get seeing them in their playpen lost with their stuffed animals and in a world of their own; or the way you’ll need to suppress a smile when you look at your … Read the rest
For the dad who’s taking care of a little boy, you might think the rules are different than caring for an adult baby or toddler. But I personally still stick to a few personal rules: create a space of trust and safety, be creative, and act in recognition that your little guy is giving you a gift and that he … Read the rest