A Message FROM Dad This Father’s Day


Father’s Day is this Sunday!  There will be all kinds of nice things being said and done for dad.  It is well deserved for many dads.  However, I think it would be great to flip the script.  I am asking every dad to write a message for your child this father’s day.

Love for dads from the moms

This week as a dad, who blogs, has been pretty cool for me.  I was recognized as one of 8 great dad bloggers.  The articles were written by Heather Hopson, who blogs at DiaryofaFirstTimeMom.com and contributes to MommyNoire.com.  You can check them out here and here.

I was also asked to be a guest for a live webcast via Google+ Hangouts to discuss the topic of Keeping Kids with Food Allergies Safe.  I was asked by Joyce Brewer, of MommyTalkShow.com, to be part of this to share my experiences as a dad of kids with food allergies.  If you missed that webcast we’ll be doing another live webcast next Wednesday (6/19) at 9:30p (ET).

What do you really think about fatherhood?

Lastly, I was asked to be interviewed for a feature on dads by Christine St. Vil, at MomsNCharge.com.  I thought this was going to be no big deal, but her questions got me thinking.  Her questions, and my answers, prompted me to flip the script and write this post.

Now, I am asking you to do the exercise Christine had me do.  If you are not a dad, then have your husband, or your kid’s father do the exercise.  First , find a quiet place where you can be alone.  Take something to write with and write on, or a device you can type on.

Sit down, answer the following questions, and do the actions:

  1. What do you love most about fatherhood? (1-2 sentences)
  2. Write a message to your child? (3-5 sentences)
  3. Find your favorite picture of you and your child, and write under it why it is your favorite. (1 sentence)

When you are done put it in a homemade (and handwritten) card on Father’s Day.  If you have more than one child, then complete one for each child.

Flip the script on Father’s Day

With all the public praise and recognition going on for dads this week, it will be awesome to have the dads turn it around, and give something back to their kids.  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Question:  What do you love most about the father’s in your life (your father, your kid’s father, or a father you know)?  Please share in the comment section below.

photo credit: Sidereal via photopin cc

Jun 14, 2013