|Joining the Fold
||[Nov. 9th, 2006|12:27 am]
Bad Ass Dads
Hey there all you dads (and moms). I found this community through my wife urban_homestead and it seemed like a good place for me. A little about me and mine...|
Our son, Arthur, is 20-months old, intensely adventurous, active and well, a nice little boy. We just have the one child but would like to have at least one more when Arthur is a little (but not too much) older and not quite as much to handle.
Most of my youth, when not in school, was spent leading wilderness canoe trips and teaching outdoor skills. It's still something I have a passion for, but I've settled down to a real business job as an analyst in the financial sector. I read a lot, mostly fantasy and sci-fi, something I share with my wife and hope to share with Arthur. I've always been a big gamer: role-playing, board games, computer games. I listen to a wide variety of music, pretty much whatever grabs my attention and feels good to me. I'm not really a big sports fan, except for hockey - I'm one of those unfortunate ones, a true-blue Leafs fan.
As much as I like to share my interests with Arthur, and hope that he can enjoy them with me, right now I'm just letting him learn about stuff, everything and anything. Mostly I encourage him to explore and experience things for himself. I like to introduce him to a variety of things and then see where he wants to go from there. I've found it's fun just to see what he'll come up with, and watch as his own tastes slowly develop.