Great article and advice from Dave Tate at T Nation.
Don’t Think You’re a Beginner? You Could be wrong!
by Dave Tate
Being a father is one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever had in my life. Don’t get me wrong, this is still the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s just that there are so many things I’ve been trying to figure out.
I’m trying to be the best father I can, but I’m stuck. I’ve tried everything and can’t seem to break through to my 16-month-old son, no matter what I do. The problem, you see, is his ability to learn. I’ve been trying to teach him trigonometry for the past few months and I’m getting nowhere. I’ve also been trying to get him to read Moby Dick, but all he does is chew the pages.
I ask myself over and over, what could I be doing wrong here? Why do I suck so bad at being a father? Maybe fatherhood just isn’t for me! Can I get a refund on this kid?
Yep, you may be thinking, it’s finally happened. All that max effort work has finally exploded something in Dave’s head. He’s absolutely lost it! Why doesn’t he just teach the kid his ABC’s and how to count to ten first and build from there? He can’t start his son out on trig and Moby Dick!