Hello, my name is Gary Christopher Adams, and I live in Pineville, NC. I am an average 51 year old man. I enjoy spending time on my home computer system, walking to the video store, lunch with my mother on Sundays, and spending “happy hour” time with my best gal friend (Ruby Jo) from Weight Watchers (I have lost 117 pounds so far and loving it)!
Becoming the life of the party
Okay, I’m going to open up a little bit now, LOL: I used to be quiet and shy, but believe it or not, to my friends in “computer cyber space” I have always been known as the “life of the party” HOLLAAAA!!!!
When me and Ruby Jo met up at Bahama Breeze and agreed to have a child, I saw on Dr. Phil that a parents’ shyness and introversion could hinder a baby’s social development. So I decided right then and there that I would “break out of my shell” and become the “party animal” I knew I always was. This was my dream, and I wanted to make sure my son got to meet the real me (the me only my cyber friends knew).
The first thing I did was pause my AOL account (no more chatrooms for a while, sorry @bigdaddymustache and @fuzzybearcarlos). I also cut my weekend hours at the job I loved (I am the new weekday assistant manager at A Christmas Place), and I enrolled in public speaking classes at a local Learning Annex. OMG, standing up in front of all those people, talking about my feelings made me so nervous, I found myself sneaking off to puff on my e-cigarette when no one was looking ROTFLX1000!
By the time my baby boy (Toby) was born, I felt like a new man. Like a real man, like Ryan Gosling in Drive, or The Notebook. I felt so powerful and manly, I could explode. I call it my “man juice”. And I got filled with so much man-juice, I just wanted to scream to the world “My name is Gary Adams, look at me, I’m a real man, and I matter”!
Today, we are one big happy family. Toby, me, Ruby Jo, and Quarrell (Ruby Jo’s new boyfriend) go out every weekend! We plan everything around Toby’s schedule. We even went to the One Direction concert, WOOWOOHOLLA!!! We had to sneak Toby in under Ruby Joe’s Snuggie, and I think I smelled drugs, but Toby loved it (his favorite song is What Makes You Beautiful : ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Being a dad (or a mom LOL) is not for everyone. You have to be the best person you can be so your baby can get to know the real you. I have cut my chatroom time to about 4 hours a day (a baby changes your priorities!), and I only have about 239 pounds left to lose. When I reach my goal, the whole family is going down to Pensacola Beach for our first family vacation to celebrate. I even made myself promise Quarrell that I would take my shirt off at the beach and show him my “guns” ROTFLX5000000000!!!).
In addition to “public speaking”, I have also started taking “stand up comedy” lessons at the annex on Tuesday nights (sometimes I bring Toby with me and we’re the life of the party, LOL!!!!!). I’ll let y’all know when we’re performing our act together! Hint: It’s going to be a duet!
Gary Christopher Adams AKA “NC Party Dad!!!”
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