I asked my husband about how he feels being a father and he said, "fatherhood is making sure that you're equipping your child at the full extent of your own knowledge so that they can stand tall on their own."
We spend our recent days watching movies with Freedom and the one thing that struck me was why almost all these kiddie movies involve mostly father-and-son or father-and-daughter stories on it. And why almost all stepmothers are evil? Did you also notice?
This list goes on -- Lion King, The Croods, Finding Nemo, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Despicable Me, Mulan and so on.
I read an article before that Walt Disney strongly avoided stories about mothers because he lost his beloved mother when their furnace at home broke while repair. That was the first home he gave his mom and dad through his success. It was sad.
For me, stories about fathers are special simply because being a father, the bond they have with their kid is developed, more of unnatural process. I also have a very special bond with my father whom I look up to and definitely is my first hero. It is with the father's effort from pregnancy to birth and child care that paternal bond is established. Mother-and-child is almost easy, natural because of the wonders of pregnancy and birth but fathers? It is a different story.
My husband is an involved father. And I am very proud of him.
Music class with Tatay!
Gone are the days when they say that fathers are always at work to provide for the family. Gone are the days when fathers are isolated in their mancaves, not to be disturbed. Gone are the days when kids are scared of their fathers.
Baby steps with Tatay!
Playtime with Tatay!
Touring with Tatay!
In this post, I want to honor all fathers out there who take time to play with their kids, read to their kids, feed their kids, put them to sleep, change nappies.
Playing ball with Tatay!
Goofing with Tatay!
Always with Tatay!
One-on-one with Tatay.
There are a lot of things that only fathers can teach our kids. We, moms, cannot do it all.
The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. ~Antoine-François, Abbé Prévost d’Exiles