16 hours to go before #wolfcatcubs… NO am I not excited.

Why oh why do people ask me if I am excited about the arrival of the #wolfcatcubs.  I’m not, there is nothing to be excited about.

Terrified is the best word to describe what I am feeling.  Perhaps it makes people feel better to ask you are excited.  My wife is in hospital with twins coming in under 16 hours.  What is there to be excited about…

For example in no particular order, what if I drop them, what if they aren’t healthy, how will I pay for them, what if they don’t breast feed properly, what if my wife is really crook post op, I don’t have enough leave, what if I drop them ( yes I know I said it twice ), what if I screw up the one chance I have to get a great first photo etc etc etc…..

People have said I will make a great father… how do they know.  I couldn’t organise my way out of a wet paper bag when it comes to domestic duties. About the only thing I can do that is remotely parent related is tell really bad Dad jokes.

See there is a lot to be terrified about.  They will they be cute and will I love them, that is a given (well cute if they take after Mrs Wolfcat, not me).  So I have that covered already….  So back to being terrified I go.

I have a week to finish sorting things around the house, and at least most of the big pieces are in place.  But so many little things… for what will be very little things.

I might be excited next week, but this week while I try and get my head around everything I am just terrifed.

Of course next week I will bring them home… then I will be terrified all over again.

6 Responses to “16 hours to go before #wolfcatcubs… NO am I not excited.”

  1. I’m sure it will all go well. And think of the opportunities to justify expensive camera equipment to take photos of the twins!

  2. Parenting doesn’t come with manuals- agreed. But it never did, and people “just do it”.

    Hot Mummee (aka the wife) was actually the more worried one than I, but after 7 years and 2 kids into it, I reckon we are managing okay.

    And so will you 🙂

  3. Hey mate, terrified is a good word to use. I’ve been there and done that, alot of things will fall into place once you get them.home and work out what they will and won’t get into. Its an experience, a hard one at that, one you wish maybe didn’t happen (yes that thought does happen) but it is one you will never forget or swap or change for anything. Good luck mate, your about to embark on a journey that will change you and your life forever. God speed 🙂

  4. Despite delivering very many very slippery babies, I have never dropped one (I was worried about it every time though). Once they have been wiped down and wrapped up they sit much more securely in the hand and handle very well indeed. You’ll be fine. Remember the spare batteries for the new flash. All the best for tomorrow.

  5. You sound like every other new dad I’ve ever known. And most of them were extraordinary successes.

    The fact that you are worrying, and terrified, means you will do manage brilliantly. You won’t drop them, they will be cute (most parents have an own-baby ugliness filter) and your Dad jokes will be as bad as everyone else’s.

    Chill out and enjoy. They will only be young once. Capture everything. You can never have too much video or too many stills. it will make editing for the 21st the most fun ever.


  6. Congratulations Mr and Ms Wolfcats 🙂

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