Gridblogging software dads

At AYE Dave Hoover and I talked a bit about being a Dad in the software industry. It's a subject dear to my hear but not one I have read (or written) a lot about. Dave proposed that we both write a blog entry on What advice would you have liked to receive when you were a new or expectant father?, and invited other software Dads like Alan Francis, Richard Watt, and Laurent Bossavit to join in, "gridblogging" style.
So consider this an open invitation to join the mass blog posting on December 17th: it's time to get drafting!
Postscript: Alan suggests using [grid::fatherhood] to identify your post.