Last updated on April 20th, 2021 at 08:23 am
In my world, June’s all about the Dads. Unlike Canadian Moms, unfortunate enough to celebrate Mother’s Day under the shadow of May 24’s looming promise (aka the first Canadian long weekend that isn’t cold, wet, or having anything else fall from the sky), June’s sorely lacking in anything distracting us from celebrating our fathers. And that’s a good thing too, because the very notion of fatherhood is changing—or should I say evolving—as we continue our way through the 21st century.
And it’s high time we recognize that!
I hope all my fellow Dads, father figures and other Y chromosome bearers positively influencing the children of this world had an amazing Father’s Day! Here in Casa de Palmer, the day was fairly low-key with the household patriarch pretty exhausted from the week preceding, and his son far too young to really understand what the day’s all about. I spent the day sharing various aspects of fatherhood across a number of sites—over at The Huffington Post Canada, I wrote a letter to my 19-month old son, telling of everything I wish, hope and dream for his future. I wrote a couple of pieces for Ashton Kutcher’s A+, on some of the things I better understand about my Dad now that I wear similar shoes, and another on my fatherhood journey thus far and the things I’ve learned from it. It was a day of reflection and celebration, a day fitting of observing the complex role that Dads take in a world still trying to define their worth.
But you don’t earn the right to be called “Daddy” through a single day’s work—this job will keep you grinding every day you draw breath, requiring plenty of determination, growth and self-sacrifice to make it all work.
That in mind, Pampers dropped a video this past Father’s Day to champion Dads and all they do to raise amazing children!
So to the Dads out there doing it right, never stop making a difference—while society expects little from us, our children expect a ton… and who are we to let them down?
I, for one, take messages like this to heart, knowing that the road ahead will be a long one, but I’m invested in creating the family for my son that my parents couldn’t for me, having to sacrifice that family time to keep food on the table.
Though Father’s Day is behind us for another year, remember this—there’s someone out there who appreciates you every day and is heavily influenced by the choices you make as a Dad. It’s up to us to ensure we make the relationships with our children ones of love so they can extend the same to others down the road.
Good luck to you all—let’s be the best Dads we can be!
Until the next,
Disclaimer: Though compensated for this post, I took the gig because I believed in Pampers’ message—that fatherhood’s a magical and wonderful thing, and we’d be foolish to call it anything less. If you’re looking for more of what Pampers offers to make your parenting journey a little easier, make sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter or their site!
If you’re looking for me and what I’m up to when not struggling with my little dude, you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! You can send any inquiries to email@example.com!
32 replies on “Pampers #ThanksBaby | The Finer Side of Fatherhood”
I learned that any man can say he is you father but its takes a real dad to act like one!
My Dad was pretty quiet and stood what mom says goes.
He was a good provider and always took the family on outings and camping in the summer.
After having a child at 18 with no father,i learned the true love of fatherhood when my hubby came into my life and was an awesome Dad to my son.Any man can plant a seed but it takes a true man to be a Dad
I learned that being a good father is spending time with your children and making time for them
my husband said “one thing I realized about being a father is that you dont really realize the love you can have for another person until you become a father”
It takes a real man to be a daddy. I was a single mom for years and married a man who became a great daddy to my daughter and then to our daughter!
I learned there is more to being a father than providing physically.
My Husband and I welcomed our fist bundle of joy 7 months ago and with his welcoming came many many emotions but the biggest one being fear. An unnerved feeling in the pit of my stomach. Of course I have always loved my Husband. He is gentle and kind and so funny but how would that translate to fatherhood? I myself being nervous and unsure of how I’d adjust how could he be feeling? We have been free and alone for so many years. Sleeping in, brunching and parting till the early morn. Does one completely stop, change and adapt in a single day? My answer is YES! 7 months in I feel like we’re seasoned pros (as seasoned as one can be with their first). We’re a well oiled machine. Where one lacks (hubby and diapers) one excels (mama and bedtime routines) The greatest thing I’ve realized about parenthood is that children are loving and accepting. There is no love like a child’s love and it truly is indescribable! Great post and giveaway CaseP!
I really need to build some upvoting into this comment system — some great words right there, Jodi! I spent the months before his birth freaking out, but now I couldn’t imagine life without him!
Appreciate the thought and insight you put into this
I’ve learned that dad’s make amazing best friends. My dad has been my best friend for over 30 years!
Always make time for your kids! They will pick your nursing home 🙂
That nothing compares to a father & son bond!
I realized by watching my husband with our son, that being a good father is much more than just paying the bills.
The greatest thing I have realize is how much my kids look up to me as an example and how much of an important responsibility that is.
My dad was the best! He passed away in 1992. I never realized just how much I would miss him when he passed. It’ll be 22 years that he has been gone and he was such a huge part of my life I think about it every day, multiple times a day. That’s because he was such a great father. He did so much for his family.
Love your kids unconditionally and support whatever obstacles come your way.
i learned how important it is to there for your kids , take the time to spend every moment with them , life is so short , before you know they have grown up before your eyes and left the nest !
how important patience is
Dad and daughters have a special bond like non other
My father blessed me with the gift of patience, which neither my mom nor my hubby have as much of. It has been my saving grace in more than one situations and I am so thankful to my dad for instilling this gift in me!
endless patience, caring,love and spending time together.
I learn from my husband that being a father is more then just providing for them, it’s all about love and spending time with them, bonding and building lifelong relationship.
I watch my son with his stepkids and love how loving he is too them.
Watching them grow is the best thing ever
from watching my hubby with our children he is a great role model to our children and enjoys spending time with all 3 kids
Having unconditional love for ones children.
Also, raising a child right to become a caring and
It can be so rewarding when your child asks for their daddy.
I have learnt there is a big bond between daddy and daughter, and daddy and son. They have thier own thing.
I’ve learned just how much more you can love a man when you watch him with your children.
Accept them for who they are
Spending time together and showing unconditional love to one another!
how much (positive) influence you can have over that child