It seems that lately a lot of my male friends are either about to become a “Daddy” or just recently became one. I melt each and every time they tell me how enormous their heart grew upon arrival of their “little girl”. There is forever something special about the bond between a dad and his daughter. Just as there is a special bond between a mom and her little boy, any way you look at it a parent and child experience love like no other.
I can relate to my dad friends because my daughter is a daddies little girl. I have experienced the powerful love between a dad and his daughter with my own dad and now I get to experience it with my daughter.
When you spend as much time with your kids as I do or you work from home, everything from school seems to be addressed “To Mommy“. It’s because I am the one they see the most. Moms are usually the first to hear of everything that happens in their child’s day and unfortunately sometimes by the time dad comes in the door the moment has past or lost it’s excitement. Similar to “I guess you had to be there”. Kids need to know how important it is to share their excitement with daddy too.
I think dad’s get the bum deal when they miss the excitement that comes in the moment of their kids achievements, all because they are hard at work. I was watching “Modern Family” and loved what Jay,one of the characters said, “90 percent of being a dad is just showing up”. Isn’t that the truth!
Daddy’s hard at work while mom takes care of the bruised knee’s and endless other tasks on her list of things to do. Mom gets most of the credit for doing everything, because they do do everything (at home) but without the dad’s who work hard all day we couldn’t do it nearly“as well”.
Every so often Daddy’s get the Grand Prize from their babes that makes their hearts melt right in their little hands!
All my new dad friends this is what you have to look forward to!!
Thanks Scott for working so hard so that I was able to be at home and not miss out on any part of being a mom!