thedefinitionofmycharacter replied to your post: D is for Devoted Dad
So very true. I hate the stereotyping of dads in the media. My dad was knowledgeable and interactive with my brothers and I. Sheldon can take care of Abby just as well as I can. The only thing he can’t do is breastfeed but he would if he could.
I am not fond of any type of stereotyping. I think all it does is hurts us as a society. I will continue to fight against any and all forms. I can tryand show my son and others there can be a better way.
lovefromcentralparkave replied to your post: D is for Devoted Dad
My husband is a devoted father and drives me nuts when I see how dads are portrayed in commercials. Thank you for writing this! And we appericate the fact that you do more than man the grill.
Thank you! I just know how many people I have spoken too that seem to be stuck in the 1950’s with their thoughts on mom and dad’s and roles. The roles are changing but many people seem to be stuck with what they see on television as a truth.
bumbleeebeees replied to your post: D is for Devoted Dad
Dads need some recognition, people!!! You’re a great father, Aaron. Equality is important. Some thoughtless Father’s shouldn’t make for such a negative stigma to all fathers.
Awwww thank you so much! Equality is very important and I am always signing petitions and calling congressmen or senators about change. I have fought for so many different social changes on equality over the years. They all have one thing in common: people aren’t being treated equally and someone needs to say something.
thesassyprince replied to your post: D is for Devoted Dad
My Dad was and is a devoted dad, he’s the one that took us to all our activities, he raised us with love and he is always there for us now. I know my dad has my back no matter what. I wish Micah had that but am thankful he has my dad as a Papa.
Dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers are very important in a young persons life. Strong male role models are just as important to a child as having a strong female role model. I am very happy for Micah that he has your dad and you to back him up. I know you do a great job Emma!
electradaddy replied to your post: D is for Devoted Dad
This attitude about dads also shows up when some moron asks, “Which of you is the mommy?” The subtle implication is’ “Which of you does the nurturing because clearly dads can’t be nurturing caregivers?” And I get this question from men & women. Sad.
It’s very sad. The only way we will ever change things though is by not accept the way things are currently. We have to keep talking about it. I never give up and I always have hope that tomorrow will be brighter for the sake of our children! All that’s truly important to a child is strong role models and to know they are loved. next time someone asks you that question you should remind them of that….just my opinion though ;)