Bill Bounds is the author of “Forty Weeks of Keeping Your Head Down.” This is the story of one fairly typical man trying to navigate down the road towards being a father for the first time. It’s a chronicle of what one normal guy experiences, thinks and worries about as he and his wife become parents for the first time. The goal is not to show other men what they will expect as they go down this road themselves, as much as to show just what one guy experienced so they might have some indication as to what’s in store for them, what’s typical and what isn’t, and what they’re thinking may just also be the same as every other guy going through it.
Bill is not a professional author, doctor, child-development or parenting expert. His goal was not to be a professional, but to be the one “normal” guy telling other guys what his experience was like, given all the other resources people have available to them are from pretty much everyone but the “normal” guy. Bill is a software developer who enjoys playing basketball and poker and who enjoys photography. In other words, Bill is like pretty much everyone else.
Now, two years into his first experience with being a father, he is sharing his experiences going through a case of the “Terrible Twos” for the very first time. Like his book, Bill isn’t trying to be a parenting expert, and isn’t necessarily intending to tell anyone how to raise their children or what’s right or wrong about raising them, but instead just trying to show what a fairly normal couple do and don’t do in trying to make sure their daughter makes it to age three and beyond and maybe even provide a good example of where things go right – or wrong. There may be some advice and guidance provided in these articles, but these too are just examples. They may be helpful for you or may not. At a minimum, if these articles help you to see what another fairly normal guy is doing to survive the Terrible Twos, get some tips for what to or not to do and possibly a nugget of advice from time to time, then he’ll say he’s done his job.