I never thought I'd be a father, nor did I ever really want to have kids, until I went on my first real date with my wife. I remember sitting there and the thought just popping into my head that if I were to have kids with someone, I could definitely see myself raising another being with her.
And although it happened a hell of a lot sooner than I would have liked, I'm really digging being a dad and look forward to hanging out with my son every chance I get. The love that the little rambunctious monster is capable of is astounding and he's easily one of the best things that's ever happened to me.
Although I had a lot of fears about becoming a parent, I think one of the bigger ones I had was that it was going to turn me into some insufferable know-it-all when it comes to raising children. But the fact is that helping to raise a tiny human 24 hours a day affords you a certain amount of knowledge on the subject of child-rearing. So you learn a thing or two about parenting.