But when it comes to emotional connections, Dads sometimes get overlooked. Maybe we want to think of them as the strong, silent types. Maybe we think they aren’t as attached to that sweet bundle of joy since they didn’t have to carry them around for nine months. But I’ve seen some Dads tear up when it comes time to wave bye-bye. I’ve seen Dads pull out a smartphone full of baby pics just to get a “fix” during the day. I’ve even heard an occasional “is his poopie still runny today?” whispered furtively from the back of a cab. Dads care about the little things, too.
I know a bunch of Dads who look tough on the outside, but inside, they are just old softies (remember that term)? They miss their babies, just like Mom. They miss their babies when they go to school. They miss their babies when they go to college. And Daddies still miss their babies when they are grown and have kids of their own. Dads will always be Daddies, even if they also have the title of Granddad, Papa, Poppy, GeePa, Pappy, or, in one unfortunate case I know, Peacock.
Happy Fathers Day to the Daddies of the world. I love my Daddy!