Let's Talk About the Single Dads
I write a lot about single moms because...well, I am one. But single dads deserve just as much credit, and quite frankly, I don't think they get enough of it.
I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of awesome single dads during my post-divorce dating experiences, and I've got to say, every single one of them was the true example of what a dad should be. Now don't get me wrong, there are a lot of deadbeat dads out there (as there are a lot of deadbeat moms as well), but I did not come across any during my time in the dating scene.
I came across dads who made it to every single one of their daughter's basketball games. Dads who spent hours watching Disney princess movies with their daughters. Dads who went all out on Valentine's Day and got their daughters flowers, chocolates, and stuffed teddy bears. Dads who painstakingly painted tiny details on Dungeons and Dragons figurines for their sons. Dads who spoke with enthusiasm about their kids academic accomplishments.
I also held dads as they cried because they missed their kids on the days they didn't get to see them. Dads who were beyond frustrated because their child's mother was trying their best to sabotage their relationship. Dads who went without so they could pay child support, in addition to all the extras they knew their kids deserved. Dads who desperately wanted their children to know how much they loved them, and who would do anything to maintain a strong bond with them.
I don't want to talk about the deadbeat dads today, because they have gotten enough attention. I don't want to talk about the single moms today, because we already know they are rock stars. I want to talk about the SUPER SINGLE DADS. The dads who embrace fatherhood. The dads who go above and beyond to make sure their kids never doubt their love for them, even on the days they aren't with them.
I see you. Keep up the good work. The rest of world will see it soon, too.