It's Father's Day here in the good ole U S of A so I thought Dads deserved a post all their own.
My children's father is a wonderful father. Thankfully he's also the World's Best Husband. It's a proven fact, don't try to argue with me about that. He wins.
But I thought it would be fun to give dads their own scorecard. I hope your father or your children's father scores high!
He's a dad: +10
Add +1 for every child you have over the first one (so 1 child=10, 2 kids=11, 3 kids=12, etc)
He takes the kids to school, soccer, ballet, etc +3
He reads them a bedtime story +2
He gives baths +2
He runs away at bath time -2
He acts as your child's personal pony +3
He often does without so your child can have something +3
He takes the last ____ and doesn't share -4
He takes the last ___, shares and gives your child the bigger portion +5
He's okay with wearing matchy clothes on family picture day +2
He lets you go out for Mommy time more than he goes for Daddy time +7
He never lets you go out for Mommy time -10
He wears the tie the kids got him even though he hates ties and has no reason to wear them +3
He laughs at the gifts your children give him -15
He always kisses you and shows your children how to be a good husband and father +20
There's a possible 60+ points here. If your husband scored a 60 or above (above would be fore multiple children), you have a wonderful man! He deserves the best!
If your hubby scored 45-59 points - your BabyDaddy is doing a good job. As long as he's not laughing at your children or being mean, you got a good thing going.
If the score was 30-45 point - He needs some work and deserves that ugly tie. But don't give up hope. If he loves you, he's a keeper.
If your husband scored below 30 points. Well, I'm sorry, I sure hope nobody's husband scores below 30 points. Let's just leave it at that.
If you are reading this and you are a single mother... you are my hero for being both mom and dad on a daily basis. I hope you get the recognition you deserve.
Happy Father's Day!