I have always considered myself to be a pretty fun person or at least I thought I was. My daughter & I have a lot of fun together. We do arts & crafts together. We go on fun outings when daddy is at work & we have a lot of smiles & laughs. For some reason though, it seems as if those smiles are wider & those laughs are louder when daddy is around. I know that I am not alone in this either. What is it about daddies that make them so much fun?
1. Dads like to rough house. They will throw you up in the air & swing you around by your arms, as mommies cringe in the corner watching. They are freer with their play & not as cautious. A scraped knee to a father is a lesson not a catastrophe.
2. Dads aren’t afraid of a little dirt. They are not afraid of mud pies, puddles or messes quite as much either. Dads know that the bigger the mess, the more fun that is had.
3. Dads have no problem serving Doritos & jelly beans for dinner. I am constantly stressing about what we feed our daughter. While I am grinding up vegetables to try to sneak into meatballs & smoothies, my husband does not bat an eyelash about bringing home a box of munchkins for breakfast & McDonald’s for lunch. What kid wouldn’t prefer a Happy Meal to a strawberry/spinach smoothie?
4. Dads can act like big kids themselves. I can get pretty silly & goofy, but my husband can always take it to the next level. Whether he is climbing into a crib to read a bedtime story, jumping on the bed or riding around on our daughter’s tricycle, his inner kid comes out to play & our little girl loves it.
5. Dads don’t care what you wear. If you want to wear pajama pants with rain boots and a cowboy hat to school it is fine. Who cares? Mommy does a little. I laid out a perfectly cute outfit.
6. Dads don’t say “No” quite as often. My husband often refers to me as the “No” mommy. If I am the “No” mommy, I guess that makes him the “Yes” daddy. If my child wants to stay up late, or have that sugary snack before supper, it isn’t mommy that she is going to ask. Dads don’t mind bending the rules a little bit.
7. Dads build & fix things. When you get that new bike for Christmas or one of your toys breaks, it is daddy that is the hero. This does not mean that mommy can’t do it of course. We just let him handle the tools.
8. Dads think farts & poop jokes are funny too. Toilet humor is a favorite of little kids & dads alike. They share giggles with every passed gas & chuckle about stinky poops. My daughter even has her father’s toilet lingo down. Last week at daycare, she said to her daycare provider “Miss Laura, I need to go squeeze one out. It’s going to look like a strawberry.” She is her father’s girl.
I think I am just as fun as my husband and in our house, he says no way more than I do 🙂
I am definitely the “No” mom. My husband gives in to everything. Lol! My daughter knows it too.
I think you met my husband, because you summed him up as a dad completely!! 🙂
That’s great. Fun daddies are the best.
I’m with Robin… I think we are equally as fun. I love that we both play the good cop sometimes and the bad cop sometimes. Keeps the kids guessing 😉
In my house I am definitely the bad cop. 🙁 I am fun too, but I am not as carefree as my husband when it comes to our daughter. The funny thing is in general I am way more free spirited.
You are 100 percent on the money with this! The roughhousing before bedtime used to tick me off though! I was trying to get them to wind down, and he was getting them all razzed up. lol
Thank you. Lol! Oh yeah, this happens all the time.
Bullseye! But we moms are fun and cool, too.
We are fun & we are cool, but we have more rules & boundaries. Lol
My kids would say on some things dad was the really fun one and on a few others they would say me. but he would get most fun in title!
I know that I am fun & that my daughter thinks so, but daddy is the most fun in our house.
Yes, but sometimes. 🙂 Some dads are boring especially if you have a strict father.
My husband is a pushover. I know not all cases are the same as ours, but I know many are too.
Great photos and great points to make in this post. It really made me smile. It’s kind of funny, but all of those things (except for caring what you wear) describe me as an auntie.
Awwww. You sound like a fun auntie. I try not to care about the clothing, but I really do just like her to match. Lol