I always watch these commercials or bad sitcoms that portray these bumbling dads who can’t change a diaper, who feed their kids candy bars because they can’t manage to figure out how to boil water and make pasta and I LAUGH and think of my husband- who I will say right here and now- is probably a better mom than I could ever be.
He is right there in the morning in the trenches making breakfasts getting our kids ready, he is not only cracking eggs but he is FRYING THOSE BABIES up in a pan and serving up perfectly sunny side up ones ( whereas mine ALWAYS break!). His patience reserves when trying to explain a math homework problem that has our daughter confounded is MUCH deeper than my own. His attention to the details of our kids lives -especially when it comes to reviewing our daughter’s latest receipt from a mall shopping spree– rivals any FBI mom agent. And it is he who will sit on the floor and play board games till his eyes bleed with our son who seemingly is on a mission to play as many games as he can by the time he turns 11 years old.
Don’t get me wrong- the man is FAR FROM A SAINT. If it were up to him our son would wear the same pair of pants until they literally disintegrated ( I know EWW!!) and I have to keep him in line and wear my MOM HAT when it comes to reminding him to remind our son that we are not living in a lion’s den at the Bronx zoo and we really need to encourage him to aim IN THE BOWL. And his patience does wear a bit thin when it comes to our daughter and her social melodrama and which over the years I have had to school him on being a bit more sensitive to. However I will even go so far as to pat myself on the back when I find out she has confided in him something I’m not aware of- because I know it means he is her soft place to fall.
So for every husband out there who defies and shows up those ridiculous bumbling dad stereotypes ( like my sugar daddy) I’ve found a few quotes to celebrate you!
In parenting there is no clear victory, but as long as you’re fully invested in your children and trying your best, you will be at peace with yourself no matter how long — or short — your children are in this world.
“A child looks up and the stars and wonders. Great fathers put a child on his shoulders and helps them to grab a star.” – Reed Markham
The best thing a Father can do for his children is LOVE ( respect) their Mother.
“It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.”
My Father Gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person- he believed in me.