Yippity is thinking how he wants his son to be proud of him
Sure the WHW is great, but it’s a bit of a slog and at times very busy. I did it with a friend about 20 years ago and enjoyed it except when the rain came out. Which it mostly did. In August.
My tip would be to take your time – plan lots of stops at towns, hotels etc to chill out (take some clean clothes as they don’t all like muddy, sweaty hikers) and enjoy the time rather than just tick it off the list. Climb a few mountains along the way (the walk itself is flat and can be (whisper it) quite dull at times. Take a friend, some good books and enjoy yourself.