I’ll be the first to admit it, my husband is amazing. He’s a great partner, but he’s an even better father. In fact, I’ve said it a handful of times, even directly to him, that he’s a better parent than me.
This may sound a bit crazy, especially when dads often get a bad rap for not helping out as much with kids. As women, we can often be heard complaining about our husbands. Maybe they didn’t wake up with the baby in the middle of the night. Or we’re frustrated cleaning up dishes after making dinner. Don’t get me wrong, I still occasionally have these complaints, but for the most part this does not describe my husband at all.
Give Dad Some Credit
Moms are often the ones seen as patient, caring, providing, around for everything, etc. While as the mom of two girls, I am all of these things (or at least try to be each day), my husband just does a much better job than me!
I’m definitely not the most patient person in the world, but my husband never loses his cool with our girls. The same cannot be said for me. When I’m on the brink of yelling our three year old’s first and middle name for the millionth time that day, he steps in and talks with her calmly. I often call him in for reinforcement when I feel I’m about to lose it.
My husband has always woken up in the middle of the night with our girls. He would go get them, change their diaper, and bring them to me to nurse. These little gestures allowed me to heal from my c-sections, but also showed me that we were a partnership in this parenting gig.
He’s Always There For All of Us
He’s the first there to help get them to sleep. He also always cleans up dishes from the dinner I’ve made, even if it’s after a long day of work. My husband’s the fun parent and is never too tired to play with the kids. He paints nails or plays dolls with them. He knows the best way to handle sibling disputes and quickly squashes them. Bedtime stories are his forte and he uses character voices, which I don’t even attempt to do. Poopy diapers are no issue for him and he is always the one giving our girls baths.
The best part – he knows when to have a glass of wine waiting for me at the end of a long day. He does all of this without complaints or looking for anything in return. I’m forever grateful for him and for my girls to have him as a wonderful role model of what a husband and dad should be.
There is no way I could do this parenting gig without him. I hope he knows how much he’s appreciated, not only on Father’s Day, but all days.
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there!
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