The Hands-on Dad is a Handsome Dad

To Husband on Father’s Day, here is my way of showing my appreciation to your being a good daddy and playmate to our little ones…

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Gifts come in all forms, shapes, and sizes. Some mean something and some are, well, just crap.

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Fatherhood brings several gifts to kids which are way more meaningful than any crappy dust collector.

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One of the most precious gifts that a dad could give is his simply BEING THERE, not just in the traditional, physical sense.

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He throws himself into the activities of his children. He takes part in their upbringing. He loves to shower them with affection. He is not afraid to show his tender side. Being a father means being involved 100%

Often, we see him…

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Teaching the meaning of responsibility by doing chores like gardening;

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Teaching how to appreciate literature and education by reading to his child;

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Being around for some hand-holding even for seemingly itty bitty moments like that first haircut;

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Spending hours to create DIY toys and even building an indoor playground in exchange for a big, bright smile;

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Hanging around to offer support during the Little Creature’s first day in playschool (as if he needed one!)

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“Building bridges”, or in this case, railways for Thomas the Train 😉

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Waking up to catch the early rays for 21 days to sunbathe the Little Creature #2 to cure his jaundice;

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Showing that nurturing is not just done by women by participating in stink elimination (it’s the man thing now!);

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Chauffeuring the bosses around;

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Showing the right way to squash one’s face on the glass;

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Just plain goofing around because it’s ok for him to be silly;

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Being a fart / weewee stinkie sniffer… and a toddler butt station

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Being artsy. It’s not gay. And if it is, so what?

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Co-sleeping (finally! Some downtime!)

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Bulldozing through a crowd of dangerous and frenzied little brats just to have that picture taken with Jollibee;

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Or doing nothing important like staring blankly at chandelier pine cones. What is important is him being around… and loving it.

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Meet the HANDS-ON DAD.

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The HANDS-ON DAD is a HANDSOME DAD.

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The Handsome hands-on dad is one who has dived straight into the cray-cray that is fatherhood, and he has the battle scars to proudly show.

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And this kind of fatherhood, ladies and gents…

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…is the NEW MACHO!

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Here’s my attempt at a slideshow:

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2 thoughts on “The Hands-on Dad is a Handsome Dad

    • Alias M. says:

      Yes! Fathers are now more involved.it’s reslly great. Sometimes my hubby knows what’s going on with our kids more than i do!

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