It’s easy to believe that humor and delight are sort of alike but when you are becoming a father it’s important to understand the difference. Humor can range from telling a joke, watching a funny movie, giggling, laughing for no reason or chuckling over something. Delight offers another characteristic.

Delight is more about a quality within yourself when you see the sunlight flick across the lake, or a trout takes the hook or your baby grasps your finger when its newborn and you realize how very strong your baby is. Humor is something that comes in goes in life. We have more emotions than just feeling humor. However, delight is something that we can experience even when Life is challenging. Delight is all about feeling alive.

Phase #3 of pregnancy is often an easy and enjoyable time. If your life still is challenging then work to develop an emotional response to all the challenges that leave you feeling honorable. This is part of your new role or your re-newed role of being a father.

Your children will expect you to show them how to meet life’s challenges. If you teach them to blow up and blow off steam at the small inconvenience then you’ll find them very difficult to be around. Children watch what you do not what you say.

Using humor can lighten up the moment and make it richer. Allowing delight to be part of your life even when it’s challenging is a reflection of a mature man.

Your bottom line

Hopefully, you have been working through Birthing Better online birth classes. If you’re truly preparing your baby’s mother’s pregnant body then you too are experiencing in your body what she is feeling and can achieve to let your baby out during the birth. This in itself should provide many opportunities for downright hilarity! And delight.

‘We find a delight in the beauty and happiness of children, that makes the heart too big for the body’.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Loss is nothing else but change and change is Nature’s delight’.

Marcus Aurelius

‘The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed’.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

‘We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.’

E.E. Cummings

‘As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will and that you will flow with them to your great delight and benefit.’

Bertrand Russell

Head to Udemy for all the Fathers-to-be Pregnancy Academy courses. Then at 24 weeks of pregnancy, come back here for the online birthing classes and start with the birth preparation and birth-coaching skills … all developed by hundreds of dads and moms.

Birthing Better skills are housed in Common Knowledge Trust.