Happy Father’s Day!
Dad’s are the best aren’t they??
If ever Mom said “No” you would always then ask Dad, because there was a chance he would say “Yes” (unless you gave him a chance to speak to Mom first). Maybe it’s a “Daddy-Daughter” thing, but Dad was always the parent who was most likely to let you have your own way. For example, I was NEVER allowed to watch Tiswas. But, one Saturday morning when Mom was in hospital having had my sister, Dad let me watch it!! Best morning ever. Until I realised I had a little sister to share my daddy with.
When you are little, it is Dad who you want to hold your hand, tuck you in and be in charge of dinner – fish fingers and ice cream! Dads are the fun parent. The one who gets you overexcited just before bedtime. The one who doesn’t grumble when you come in from playing outside with mud and grass stains over your clothes.
As you get older you realise that Dad knows EVERYTHING. He is much better than the Internet. If you need to know how to put a shelf up, your Dad can tell you exactly how, and if you are lucky Dad will also have the tools to do it, and if you are really lucky he will come round and do it for you. He will say he is “showing you what to do for next time”, but of course he is loving it, because even though you are all grown up, you still need his help.
My Dad is the best daddy in the whole world. I know this because just after he retired, when he should have been enjoying his new found freedom, he spent so much time looking after his grieving widowed daughter. For this and all the fun times, bedtime stories and DIY help/free labour, thank you Dad.
Just as I feel there is a lot of pressure on mums these days, the same can be said of dads too. I think all that was expected for my father was that he continue to be the breadwinner. When they came back from a hard day at work then, they wouldn’t be expected to change nappies or see to a baby in the night. Nowadays not only are dads working, it is expected that they should be changing nappies and taking turns at night feeds. And if they don’t it will be made known to all on social media. Luckily for all of us Rich is a brilliant daddy and had never really given me any reason to moan about him on social media (apart from the time he let Freyja colour in her hands with felt pens, but then she was having great fun!)
So Happy Father’s Day to two fab daddies, from three lucky ladies x