It started at the mall. I was school shopping for Mason and noticed lots of kids with dads...Not many moms on site?
Then at Walmart I noticed more kids with dads, no moms! At one point I was so caught up in this rarity that I tried to snap photos. I was sitting on a bench in the back of Walmart and there was a dad with 4 small kids. One baby girl, one toddler girl and two preschool aged boys. He had his hands full. But he had the patience and caring that would make any woman envy his wife. He was pretty good looking and the baby stroller made him extra hot. He managed to entertain all four kids and in such a loving way I was so caught up. I probably looked like a crazy lady staring at him. As I watched him interact with his kids it made my heart feel all warm and fuzzy.
Then another dad with two girls passed by. One was holding his teen daughters hand! Now that just melted me. Then as I watched them with affection another dad and two boys came along. Not only were the dads out in full effect they were doing an awesome job! The next day we went to the pool and again most kids were there with their DADS! Where were all the moms? Did they all just quit? Had they had enough? The dads at the pool played with and supervised the children in their care wonderfully and even gathered in little groups to share parenting tips. Cute.
I ran into a dad I knew at the pool and he had his two daughters with him, I asked where his wife was and he said doing housework so I took the girls outta her hair. I told him I noticed this weekend there was lots of that. He informed me it was probably because the moms were fed up after having the kids all week and now its the dad's turn. I like that.
So this morning I'm at work and guess what? Two dads dropped off. Again no moms?? It's freaking Tuesday! Where are the moms?? Are they working, cleaning, or just plain ole chilling. I hope that they are chilling. I hope that this is the new way to parent kids... Hands on dads! I love it. Lord knows I am enjoying dealing with these laid back guys and their friendly demeanor's rather than the cranky snooty moms I usually deal with.(with the exception of one rude jerk off I will tell you about later) And it makes me so happy to see dads being dads. And best of all guess where my boys are for two weeks???.....Dads!
Good job dads! And if you are not up on this trend you should definitely get on it. Being a participatory dad looks good on you!
Look how good this looks
Anyone else noticed this?