Father’s Day – the dads are blogging

Father’s Day is on the horizon and all this week DAD.info’s bloggers will be talking about Father's DayFather’s Day. Here is a special preview of next week’s dad blogs.

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Marc – dad of Ben & Alec  Monday 10th June

“As a father, my ideal Father’s day would be where my boys laughed, smiled and enjoyed themselves with an abundance of good father/son time. It would be a day where I didn’t have to worry about money, the cost of lunch or getting the boys back to my ex wife on time. So swimming in a lake, camping, climbing trees … or a day at a theme park, it doesn’t matter…Being relaxed and worry free with my boys is all that should matter.”

Mrunal – dad of Arun, Meri & Rohan Tuesday 11th June

“Shortly before Father’s day five years ago, Clare bought me a wonderful present. As we walked to Great Ormond Street Hospital to visit Rohan, who was in intensive care there, she presented me with a small, turquoise package. I recognised it as a jewellery box from Tiffany’s. Inside was a pair of beautifully simple silver cufflinks. One had “Arun” engraved on it; the other “Rohan”.

To this day I treasure these cufflinks and wear them only on the most precious occasions. They remind me of my boys and the hope and fear that came to characterise their first difficult months on this earth.”

Simon – dad of Adlai & Koa    Wednesday 12th June

“I have a problem with Peppa Pig. More specifically, I have a problem with Daddy Pig. …Daddy Pig is hopeless, fat and most of his efforts to do anything end in a humorous failure.

Daddy Pig isn’t the only strange father figure portrayed unflatteringly by the media. Almost every advert presents fathers as well-meaning comedic failures. And with Father’s Day coming up, a glance at the cards on the shelves shows that dads are drunk, sport-obsessed, sex addicts.

The role of the father is under attack. The world seems to tell us we are expendable, optional extras of family life. My Dad though, was more than a punch line. His fathering has influenced every area of my character and taught me what it is to be a man. That is something worth celebrating.”

Scott – dad of Zak & Oscar  Friday 14th Junefather and son

“Every day my dad chooses to consider his children in every decision he makes. He considers the impact of his actions on us, long before he thinks of the consequences on his own life. And that’s a big thing. For me though, an even bigger deal was the realisation that my dad did something even more amazing… He actually chose to do that just for me and he stuck at it through a lot of thick and thin. I don’t mean he chose to have kids and all that comes with it (he definitely did that for my sisters) but he chose to be a dad to a little boy who didn’t have a dad to look up to.”

Luther – dad of Tom Guest Blog, Friday 14th June.

“Father’s Day, found Janet in labour in Caerphilly Miner’s hospital – guess where I was? Yes, on the golf course “working”! When I arrived in the delivery room, it was obvious things were not going to plan. After a failed forceps delivery, Thomas was born via Caesarean section. After a few weeks, we came to the realisation that Thomas was not responding normally. It transpired that Tom was severely brain damaged and profoundly handicapped.”

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With huge thanks to DADInfo for sharing these blogs with us. Do go over and read the blogs in full over on their website.

DadInfo

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