Having grown up w/o a sober, present or positive father figure I have never been able to relate to the father/son connection, at least not from the kids perspective. Having never experienced a true father /son bond I often feel that I am ill equipped to give my son what a son needs from his dad. Sure I know he needs to be loved, fed and watered but I think I have been unable to relate to the emotional connection from a boys perspective. I think I found some of that missing perspective today. It also seems that connection continues long after you teach your son to take a leak or brush his teeth.
Sometimes you learn the most unexpected things here at the DP :)