Oh, Dads, Let Me Grab a Tissue

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I’ve talked about the End of the Idiot Dad before — the dad who is clueless and doesn’t know the first thing about taking care of an infant or a kiddo. Most dads I’ve seen in action have been super hands-on, more than capable of changing diapers, juggling the needs of demanding little customers and even singing theme songs to TV shows about princesses. Dads don’t always get the recognition that moms do, but I will say that I can’t fathom how I’d do this parenting thing without my husband. The kids jump to greet him when he gets home from work, he gets them to listen when I can’t, he’ll stop them from getting into the toilet water or dog dish when I just cannot chase them anymore. He gives me breaks when I desperately need them, entertains by juggling and doing spot-on impressions of various cartoon characters — and basically steps to the plate being everything they need from a dad. I’m super lucky — and I hope they one day realize how lucky they are to have him as a dad.

With all that in mind, plus a crazy amount of pregnancy feelings, I totally teared up watching this video. Heck, I can’t blame pregnancy; my husband teared up when I shared it with him, too. Share it with the great dads in your life!

Can’t see the video? Click here to give dads some much-deserved credit.

Need any tissues? How will you be celebrating Father’s Day this weekend? —Erin


Comments

  1. Jessica says

    I caught a 30-sec commercial version of this and bawled my eyes out. Yes, partly pregnancy hormones for me, too. But also because I feel so lucky that my kid (soon to be kids) has an awesome, amazing dad. I travel for work occasionally, so my husband gets full-time parenting duty when I’m away (sometimes for days at a time). I never have to leave instructions or prepared meals or reminders about anything. Sometimes I think he parents better than I do. I really do think norms are changing as more women are educated and have careers outside the home before getting married and having kids, and more guys are going into careers they love rather than just careers they know will support a family.

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