It’s Father’s Day! Got anything special planned for the Dads in your life? Yes, dads. Dad, dad-in-law, father of your children and all the father figures in your life. Me? As always, I dedicate a post for Mr. GJG and the dads in my life. You can read about my previous yearly Father’s Day posts HERE.
This year, I was inspired to honor the things Dads do that we don’t often see in pop culture as enumerated at http://www.buzzfeed.com. Most of the 19 things dads do were done by my very own baby daddy aka husband aka Mr. GJG.
He’s not the stereotype dad w only contribution is to provide financial security nor is he emotionally detached to his children. I believe he’s a hybrid of a traditional and progressive dad.
He likes cuddles, hugs and kisses. My kids are hyper and active because of how their dad shows affection towards them. Rough play as what we know it. Wrestling, pretend boxing, jumping up and down the bed, lots of tumbles and karate chops. Moments made of these are the things that kids would remember more than the gifts and toys we give them.
Sure he’s working 5 days a week but come weekends, he gives his undivided attention to his children. Quality time may mean a few minutes spent hanging out in their room after dinner. Whether they play or do nothing, the fact that their dad is present is enough for them to shriek with delight everytime Mr. GJG comes home from work.
He’s game to be silly even when he knows I’m bound to post it online. Heehee. Although he’s trying to join the progressive parenting wagon, he still believes in the good ol’ traditional ways of parenting. He is firm when he says NO to our children and won’t be swayed with meltdowns and tantrums. He would, at times discipline them by showing them that not everything they want, they can get. He can definitely pull off the serious side of parenting with just a slight change in tone of voice and a serious, poker face- like how our dads used to do it.
Some people are surprised to know that Mr. GJG is good at taking care of our children. He has done it all- change diapers, feed, give baths, dress them up, dress them down, put them to bed, and everything else in between. He’s had a fair share of experiences when it comes to the poop and vomit department that he can tell when our kids are about to do it! There are moments where my kids would wake up in the middle of the night and call DADDY! Immediately, he would cradle them in his arms and they would fall asleep together. My heart melts, I wish they can be like this forever.
My kids are lucky they have a wonderful dad who would do anything to give them, if not everything they want, at least everything they need. He’s a dad who encourages his kids to be independent yet constantly worries if he’s doing it right. A dad who would put family above and beyond anything else. Happy Father’s Day Mr. GJG!
Also I would like to greet the first man in my life. Happy Father’s Day to my dad! We love you Dalo! 🙂
I know society doesn’t give much highlight to dads when it comes to the parenting department, but I guess its time we change that. Greet the dads in your life a Happy Father’s Day!