Another shout out to the daddies and daddies-to-be! The December Dudes 2 Dads event was sadly cancelled due to Mandela’s Memorial. It will be held at the Colosseum Hotel in Century City, Cape Town next week Wednesday at 18h30.
I even have one ticket up for grabs – tell me why your other half (or you, if you are the daddy) deserve this ticket on Facebook or Twitter! I will choose my favourite answer by Thursday morning & announce the winner at noon (when you will need to send me your email address so I can send you your ticket)!
I really hope that new daddies or soon-to-be daddies go check this event out; because by all accounts it is specifically to provide a safe space for the boys to be boys while still being able to express themselves and ask any questions of other people who are going through or have recently gone through the same things.
From what I have heard and read, they will talk through everything from how to deal with us crazy hormonal preggy fairies to dealing with the new baby and new mommy to the far more practical aspects of what to expect when it comes to the finances – from how many nappies you will go through to what schooling costs.
Mommies — do yourselves a favour and get your man to attend. Ignore his macho posturing of how he is fine and he got enough out of the antenatal classes and the endless books and sites and blogs you have thrown at him over the past months. This one is for him, to make him realise he is not alone and possibly let him meet some other daddies to help him form a support system of his own, all of which will benefit you in the long run. I don’t know about your men, but mine has been amazing through all my crazy and sending him off for some boy time that will help him put a few concerns to rest and be a better dad, along with a goody bag and some prizes, sounds like a reward that cuts both ways 😉