Originally Posted by wheels
I can't believe that I just typed that last sentence.
Am I ashamed of that?
Heck no. That was for my Girl, and I've now got room in my life for more than just myself.
Funny what growing up will do for a guy.
Welcome to the other side, Wheels.
FWIW, I think there are two times when this can happen to a guy, first when he comes to the realization about which you have written, and second when he finds himself doing something awkward, personally embarrasing or just plain different from what guys would normally do, such as helping his three year old daughter pee in a public men's room.
We fathers do stuff that would make nonfathers and single guys cringe, but then we also speak a secret language of eye contact with one another that says, "It's good to be a dad, isn't it?"