Read an article/blog today where the author listed his top 5 manliest moments. See the article here.
He asked for readers to contribute theirs. I made a contribution, copied below, but wondered what others would consider their manliest moments.
Holding my kids for the first time - is also up there with finding out my wife was pregnant. Probably has something to do with carrying on the genes.
Rescuing a learner kayaker who had tipped over and could not get upright. It was on a school camp and at the same camp I also pulled a girl out of the creek before she went over a small waterfall.
Designing and making a playhouse/fort for my kids. Like the author above it had something to do with wearing a toolbelt and using powertools.
Staying calm and reacting swiftly when my son injured himself, then driving him quickly to the ambulance station (he's ok now - no serious long term effects).
Picking up a woman who was crying on the side of the road with her child while the man she was trying to leave sat in a car next to her verbally berating her. I drove the woman and child to her parents house about 5 km away.