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So You're Going to Be a Dad, Revised Edition by Peter Downey

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Prologue

Being a dad has its advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages

     A decade, guaranteed, of guilt-free Disney/Pixar animated movies on the big screen.

     Rediscovering your love of Lego.

     Social kudos in your workplace, especially among women.

     People usher you to the front of lines.

     You can break wind anytime, anyplace and blame it on the baby.

     The joyous fulfillment of playing a significant part in the life of another human being.

Disadvantages

     Life, as you know it, is over.

This is a book about being a dad. I wrote it for three reasons.

First, I wanted to become the rich and famous author of a book with one of those “Three Million Now in Print” stickers on it. (That didn’t exactly come to fruition. ...

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