Patience Present – A gift for new dads



_DSC0403I LOVE this perfume/cologne! It’s unisex and is one of Troys new favs, but I sometimes steal it and wear it too!



Camera: Nikon d5200 + 50mm 1.4 prime lens

Being our first pregnancy I had convinced Troy to go to a few birthing classes, he didn’t think it was really necessary and in retrospect – I would have been fine without going, however then I wouldn’t be writing this post.. So during one of these classes the spouses/partners were all asked a question: “What can you do for your wife/partner while she’s in labor?” (i.e. massage.. get a heating chips.. cool rag.. etc..) Troys response: “Be patient.” I just looked at him and wondered what he was thinking and to this day I don’t know what he meant by that, but after discussing it on the ride home he meant something like – for him to be patient while i’m in labor so he didn’t get carried away and try to rush me along..which wouldn’t have been good for anyone in the room.

Regardless of his response I thought he deserved a present for all the hard work in taking care and putting up with me throughout the past nine, ten months. I wasn’t looking for anything too large since he’s someone who doesn’t really need anything and if he really wanted something – he’s probably already gotten it. So I began looking up what other new dads had received. Most didn’t exactly have items I thought Troy would appreciate, some of the top of the list items I found were..Daddy t-shirts (T would wear it once)..nice watch (has it)..Fitbit (doesn’t use it)..I didn’t want to splurge too much (after all we were having a baby and I was trying to be conservative with regards to our spending).  That and my track record with those larger purchases hasn’t been so great (he’s picky particular).

In the end, this is what I came up with which was probably the best, most thoughtful gift I’ve ever gotten him and he absolutely loved!

  • Matching Nikes: for Dad & Baby to run/push the stroller.
  • Byredo Oliver Peoples cologne: to get that dirty diaper scent away.
  • Book for new dads: with advice & wisdom to pass on to sons.
  • His favorite candy: for a quick burst of energy.
  • Ear plugs: for some much needed sleep.
  • Something sexy: just because.

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