Being a Dad is often the stuff that happens while we are making other plans. I wrote this post for the Harassed Mom blog and thought I’d focus on how fatherhood is often more about our kids’ plans than our own.
I was invited to write a letter to my Mom for Michal’s blog, AllThingsMomSydney. It was an opportunity to tell my Mom how much I appreciate what she did for me as a young parent still figuring it all out.
Even though I almost always feel like I am falling short of my expectations of what it is to be a good father, perhaps having those expectations is a testament to my father.
My daughter sobbed that she didn’t want to make my day worse by not listening to me when I told her and her brother to get ready for bed. She reminded me about what is really important.
There comes a time when Daddy’s little girl encounters boys. It is harmless to begin with but we know it won’t always be that way.
Snezhana Soosh’s illustrations of the love between a Dad and his daughter are wonderful. She published a series of them that are just amazing.
Spare a thought for working Dads who have crazy hours and do everything working Moms do. We don’t just goof off and leave it all up to Moms to do.
One of my friends gave me a long overdue wake-up call to play more with our kids recently. I was at a local park with our kids, along with my friend and his boys.