Today I want to say thank you to all of the wonderful husbands who give working mothers the support, help, cheers, and encouragement we need.
Without these dads, it’s likely that our homes would be a mess and our spirits down at the end of some very long days.
Dads today are taking a more active role in the family than they once did. Gone, mostly, are the days that dads came home and dropped into a chair for the rest of the night.
Dads now coach games and take the kids to school. They wash dishes and iron. They volunteer at school – in fact, one study of 1,000 fathers found that 54% of fathers now take their children to school and 28% volunteer in the schools!
In 2008, nearly 140,000 fathers were stay at home dads – twice as many as in 1998. These dads are oftentimes caring for our children while mom works. They are taking over duties like trips to the library and doctor’s appointments, and they are doing an excellent job.
I believe it is these fathers, along with the other actively parenting dads, who are creating a new kind of father/child role – a stronger bond, a better relationship, a tighter family unit.
Today, don’t forget to thank your husband for the wonderful job he does each day in caring for the family and in supporting you with what you are doing outside of the home.
Happy Father’s Day!