Fatherhood | There are so many beautiful depictions of the selflessness of Mothers.
And yes, we Mothers are awesome and we sacrifice a lot for our children because we want them to be happy and healthy. We want more for them than we had - even if we had an amazing childhood. In the myriad of motherhood hoorahs, I feel like Daddies get left out. I think this has a lot to do with the stigma that the few absent Daddies have placed on this very important position. There are single Daddies. There are stay-at-home-Dads. Dads who get up for ALL of the night time feedings, not just a few. There are Dads who pull their weight and then some. And there's a lot of them. I was moved when I come upon the project that Philly photographer, Lucy Baber was working on. She's photographing 100 black fathers. It is such a bold and important statement. Dads are awesome too.
My husband is one of those awesome Daddies that pulls his weight and then some. He gets up in the middle of the night - even when I've had 5 hours of sleep and he's only had 2. He takes the kids to Target by himself so I have time to do schoolwork or edit. He carries our infant for so long that his arms get locked into place just so I don't have to hear her cry when I'm working or studying. He teaches our little boy how to be tough but gentle enough to play with his baby sister. It brings me to tears to watch him with his babies. He was made for this. So - tell a Daddy he's awesome because it's not only Mom who deserve props!