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Building Dad: Journal Of A New Father [Kindle Edition]

Chris Osborn , Claudette Cruz , Chelsea Osborn
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Book Description

So there I was, enjoying those college years, drinking, partying, wearing the same clothes several days in a row. Cleaning my room meant throwing stuff off my bed onto the floor. Laundry was handled by the compression method. The weight of the clothes on top of the pile cleaned the clothes on the bottom. The sink had been full of dishes since the second day of the semester, and don’t even mention the bathroom.

Those were Man years.

No parents to yell at me, no wife to nag me, and certainly no children to provide for. I lived as our ancestors had, as a wild animal, responsible only for my own survival. I cleaned nothing, I laughed at responsibility, and I left the toilet seat up. I answered to no man.

So then why am I currently walking around my house, picking up Littlest Pet Shop toys while a potty-training two-year-old yells from the bathroom, “Daddy, I NEED you,” a twelve-year-old volleyball star wants to know where she left her court shoes, and a ten-year-old artist wants my opinion of her latest masterpiece? All while listening to their mother tell me a story of her day at work.

What the heck happened?

This is my story.

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  • File Size: 923 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH41NEW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,210,283 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars fatherhood at its funniest May 8, 2014
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A true coming of age story. The road from boyhood to becoming a man is fraught with many difficulties and distractions. Superheroes. Video games. Sports. Girls. It's a wonder they escape with their wits intact. Mr. Osborn gives us a hilarious yet tender peek inside the mind of one such man. From learning the ropes of communicating with a woman to learning how to entertain and raise three beautiful daughters, this writer has his work cut out for him. Thank you for telling a story we can all relate to and still laugh at!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't help but smile when reading this book! April 23, 2014
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This is a great story for a first time Father! Everyone can relate to his humorous outlook on fatherhood, and life lessons.
The author does a great job conveying what is important to a new Dad, but keeps it interesting with humor. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants an easy read full of laughs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fatherhood at its finest! August 26, 2014
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If there was a class that men should take before becoming a father, this should be required reading. An insightful, funny and most of all, heartfelt look into raising children the right way. The writing flows effortlessly, and consistently keeps the reader's attention throughout. Any guy(or girl for that matter) who has grown up in the last 30 years will appreciate the constant barrage of pop culture references, and how seamlessly they are interwoven into the story. Here's hoping for a sequel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars For all parents: this is a MUST READ!!! May 30, 2014
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If you are looking for a book that any mom or dad can relate to.....this is YOUR book! Hilarious and insightful and so much like what we have all dealt with or felt at one time or another! I laughed so much. The author put into words what most of us have wanted to say! Thank you for sharing your crazy ride with us!! Please buy this for any and all parents!! They need this book!!
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