Ask any kid which of their parents is the most fun and who do you think they will answer? Most likely they’ll say dads are more fun! It doesn’t mean that they love mom any less, it’s just that dads tend to be a little more carefree about certain things. How often to you see a mom throwing her baby 3 feet in the air without a care in the world? For example, my husband (most awesome daddy ever) has been known to give the girls cheese-its for breakfast and sneak them some snacks right before dinner. Well, he tries to be sneaky about it but moms see everything, don’t we?
I thought that since Father’s Day is right around the corner, it would be fun to ask kids why their daddy is so much fun. Here are some of the
tattles answers I got:
Emeline (3) – He plays the drums in his underwear and takes me to Busch Gardens
Layla (4) – He says funny jokes
Jordan (15) – Daddy tickles her “belly-bone” and makes her giggle
Andy (10) – He’s sarcastic and lets me drink Coke at restaurants when mom is not there
Christopher (7) – He wrestles with me
Logan (1) – Daddy makes duck noises, rolls around on the floor and any silly thing he can do to make Logan laugh
Allison (5) – Daddy lets us eat cookie in bed
Princess (10 1/2) – Princess wanted to color her hair with blue kool-aid (when mommy was busy elsewhere) and daddy helped her do it
Here are some things that make daddy so awesome in our house
He’s not afraid to wear a princess crown
My girls love their crowns and think it’s hilarious to put them on daddy. Daddy is not afraid to give up his man card for a few minutes in exchange for lots of adorable giggles from his princesses.
He plays “monster runaround”
This is their favorite game to play before bedtime. Daddy chases them around the house making loud monster noises and they run like crazy as if there’s really a monster chasing them. I don’t like this game nearly as much because we’ve sustained a few minor injuries but everyone else thinks it’s the greatest game ever.
He gets a little wild with them
It’s a known fact that daddys like to roughhouse and ours is no different. They play everything from “steamroller” (where they lay down and he literally rolls across them like a steamroller) to “superjump” (jumping my 3 year old so high off the bed that I’m still not sure how she hasn’t hit the ceiling yet). Mommy plays the Princess Cupcake game…it requires much less muscle!
Money is no object
When mommy takes the girls to Target (or any other store), I can’t buy them toys every time…we’d go broke. Sometimes I’ll cave and tell them they can get something as long as it’s cheap. My oldest used to go up and down the toy aisles picking every toy off the shelf and asking “Is this cheap?”. However, if daddy takes them to the store, they’ve been known to come home with a new leap pad, complete with games (even though they were only going to buy light bulbs).
He gives them their way
Just last week, daddy opened the unopened gallon of milk, even though the other one was still 1/2 full, because my three year old wanted the “new” milk. Mommy definitely would not have caved so easily. He was also the first to give my oldest a taste of soda, when mommy wasn’t looking of course.
He is “kind and loving”
Recently, my daughter’s 1st grade class had “Doughnuts For Dads”. The children put on a presentation and at one point there was a slide show in which each child held up a sign telling what they loved about their dad. Many kids put the typical 7 year old answers such as he’s fun or he buys me stuff. My daughter’s card said that he was kind and loving! If that doesn’t say something about what a wonderful dad he is, I don’t know what does!