Sometimes, dads want to play the role of father and help their wife, but don't know what to do. Often, after birth mom is so busy with the baby that she doesn't have time to express how he could lend a hand.
My dad taught me more than any other person in my life, even though we lived in separate families, spent more time apart than together, had plenty of arguments and didn't really find peace until I was an adult.
"Trust me, it's hard. After a week, you'll be letting the dog lick your baby's face clean just so you don't have to get a cloth." I'm about to become a Dad, and this is the sort of advice I've been getting from my male friends.
I got a lot of parenting advice before my first child came into the world. Phrases like "life changing" and "wonderful adventure" came up repeatedly, but no one bothered to tell me I should go see a movie.