There are many types of dads out there and let’s face it we are all different, but mostly the same. There is the, Wait until your dad gets home working dad of toddlers, that gets to hear all of the bad things the kids have done all day.
There is the, Wait until your dad gets home working dad of teenagers, that get to hear all of the bad things the kids have done on the way home from work.
There is the, Wait until your dad gets home working dad of kid athletes, that get to hear why the kids can’t go to practice until whatever gets done.
You may be one of these or a few of these dads or you may be the stay at home dad that gets to see all of this happen right in front of your face. I’ll be honest some of what the kids are doing isn’t really that bad, but if mom brings it up Dad can’t high five the kids. For example, if your kid is learning to throw a curve ball in the house and puts a hole in the drywall or making a fort with all of the clean sheets out of the closet we (dads) see that much different… But, if mom cares then dad should, or dad is in trouble too.
Unfortunately, there is another type of dad, like the one that does not communicate with their children but is there in the house. Or the dad that is not present at all in their kid’s life and the kid is looking for them to be. This is the dad that we hear about all of the time, the one that is not there or has neglected the children or even worse has caused physical or mental harm to the mother and or children. If you are one of these dad’s, I think now is the time to have a conversation with children.
We need to be intentional to recognized fathers and dads every day not just on some Sunday in June (when the dad is asked to stand outside and cook for the entire family…) Don’t get me wrong I love to grill it’s just, I just like to go out to dinner too. I digress.
It is time to change the conversation about dads. It is time to celebrate dads for all the love that they give to their families.
What kind of dad are you?
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