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A Father’s Day Shout Out to the Modern Dad!

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We’ve all read the “my husband is an idiot man-child” posts and of course we laugh and commiserate where it’s applicable, but I have to admit, I often can’t relate.

Now don’t get me wrong, my husband is by no means perfect and we don’t always split the household duties 50/50, but we try.  He tries.  Most of the Dads I know do the same: they cook, clean carpool, help with baths and bedtime.  Why wouldn’t they?  I think it’s time to give credit where credit is due and thank these “modern” Dads for all they do.

Don’t we want to be recognized and thanked for all we do as mothers and wives?  Father’s Day is coming and it’s important to recognize our men for all the wonderful things they do, instead of where they fall short.  I know that I couldn’t do what I do without a great partner, even with all the imperfections, God knows I’m also full of them!  In honor of Father’s Day, here is a list of all the reasons why I’m a lucky wife and mom!  Here’s to you babe, Happy Father’s Day!

1) You play with our kids.

There is nothing sweeter than a man teaching a child to ride a bike, throw a ball, or make a sand castle.

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2) You make delicious meals for all of us.

Let’s face it, we would likely starve without you or at the very least turn into homemade mac and cheese, pancakes or grilled cheese sandwiches.

3) You kiss and hug our boys.

You aren’t afraid to show affection with them and I love to see our boys jumping into daddy’s arms to say I love you!  For my money, there’s nothing sexier than a man in a suit hugging a toddler!

4) You handle morning wake up and drop off all on your own.

It’s not always easy and oftentimes, I know you grow weary of the grind, but it’s pretty impressive that you can single-handedly manage a morning.  On the days I work, you manage to get our boys up, fed, dressed and off to school.

5) You grocery shop

You are good at it and since you are the one keeping us fed, I’m very thankful that you actually like to do it!  You also manage to come home with twice the groceries for less money than I can, how do you do that????

6) You are committed to being involved with the kids childcare and education.

When it came time to find new childcare, you did your research, you took a tour and spoke with the director so we could make the decision together.

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7) You have a busy schedule, deadlines and responsibilities, but I can count on you.

We’re in this together and I appreciate it more than you know!

We may disagree, fall behind, make mistakes, have crazy days and need breaks, but we are partners and I want to thank you!  For all the Dads out there who are trying, loving their families and putting their best foot forward, thank you!  We love you!

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