This thread completely delivered. Got a 15 yr old daughter....and I'll be 41 next month. Not much to say that hasn't been covered, but I will say this, from one guy to another. You life is going to change completely....completely, dude. At first, you're going to be too tired to even PLAY guitar. Seriously. It gets better as they get older, but like said above, make time for the two of you. It's WAY easy to forget about the two of you and focus only on the kid, and that's a sure way to make sure you pretty much only have sex once a month. Make time for your wife to go and do things, even if she says she doesn't want to. Hit up her favorite salon and book her some time for a manicure or haircut or whatever. It's important that she gets out of the house. Same goes for you. MAKE IT EVEN. Don't be running around with your boys drinking for 14 hours straight and then get bent when she wants to take the weekend off or go on a trip with her friends. Kids are badass, though.....the coolest thing about it is when you realize that you're actually responsible for how this person is going to turn out, and you shape up completely. I'm known among my friends and family as a funny guy with a really specific sense of humor, and to hear some of that stuff come out of my daughter's mouth among her friends and have those friends crack up and tell her she's funny is AWESOME, because she gets that from me. Neatest thing: watching them grow up from someone that's entirely dependent on you for literally everything to being an independent person with their own thoughts, dreams, etc....ideas that surprise even you. It's incredible. PLAY GUITAR NOW. That shit ain't happening later. Seriously......do it NOW...right now you probably have all the extra time in the world to play guitar if you want to. Your wife is busy, you guys are still decently young, and she's doing stuff and you can play. That's going to stop. Get it in while you still can....it's easy to take for granted, so make a point. Also, BUY EVERYTHING. You maybe always wanted a custom 7 string? ORDER THAT SHIT. You want a Kemper or AxeFX? GRAB THAT SHIT NOW. 8 string, really good acoustic, Diezel Herbert and matching cab, anything at all that's gear related and might be expensive? Do it NOW. It is NOT happening later without a bunch of sacrifice on your part, unless you're raking it in or have a trust fund. I own my own company and have investments that pay dividends, and I absolutely still struggle to buy the gear I want...it's better now than it was in the beginning, but the struggle is real. College fund, Christmas, first car, insurance, medical bills; all of that is in your future dude, and it's never leaving. EVER. Having a kid is so much more expensive than I ever thought it would be. EDIT: got all worked up there for a sec and forgot to tell you congrats on the procreating!