This post is dedicated to the dad who wakes up 6am in the morning to play dress up with his daughter, the dad that changes dirty diapers during early hours of the morning, and the dad that doesn’t mind being woken up with sloppy kisses or a kick from a restless toddler – to the dad that is not just a dad, but a friend, counsellor, playmate and yes the very important financier. 😉
We often forget to appreciate the dads of today. I think that they deserve more credit than we give them.
Things have changed! Modern society now gives dads more freedom to do what they want without getting judged, being criticised or even categorized for being a dad.
10 years back, it was the norm that dads worked and brought home the money, while mom stayed at home with the kids and did the chores. Dads-to-be had to stand outside the birthing room waiting to celebrate but now the dad-to-be is in the room holding his wife’s hand watching the miracle of a life being born.
After meeting many incredible dads this past year, I’ve noticed how the roles have swapped. Many are “work from home dads” and a few are even stay at home dads by choice – they stay at home watching the kids and do the housework. Let’s not forget the single dads who play the role of a mom and dad.
10 things modern dads do:
1. Change diapers
Although many still find this difficult to do, 80% of dads are now changing diapers on a daily basis even in public. This has become comedy hour between a father and child which includes messing of clothes and spraying daddy’s face.
I wish my husband could cook for me – mine doesn’t but I’ve seen many dads who share the cooking with their wives. Once in a while, it’s nice to get spoilt with someone else’s cooking. Many “Master Chefs” are in our own kitchens waiting to get discovered.
3. Gives mommy some me time
Co-parenting is important. It gives mom some free time to do her nails or catch up with friends. Well for my husband, co-parenting is teaching Kitana photography.
4. Shop alone
I’ve seen many dads shop alone with their kids at the mall and I wonder how they do it?! This is what happens when a kid shops with her father…
5. Play Dress up/Tea parties
My husband and daughter play dress up all the time. Kitana loves it when he paints her nails and uses her crown. It’s creating memories with your child in their comfort zone and there’s nothing wrong with this. After all, moms become superheroes/villains with guns and swords all the time….
6. Put baby to sleep
Whether it’s to feed the baby, change a dirty diaper or soothe them back to sleep… Dad is there humming his favourite song from Transformers.
7. Attempt to clean
Dads are now sharing the chores at home even though many forget to sweep under the couch…
What’s a day without weird photos with your kid?!
9. Movie night
Many skip a guy’s night out for a family night in with a Disney movie that you watched 45 times already.
10. Chauffeur their kids
Whether it’s to drive around the block to make them sleep or driving the, to school daily. Dads have become “cool” driving around their minivans.
What does your husband do that’s funny or sweet? What makes your husband “the best dad ever”?