November 17th 2009 08:24 am

5 Reasons I’m a Great Dad (but not a Great Mom)

I was reflecting on this a bit, and I thought it might make an interesting post:

1)I’m a great dad because I play and wrestle with Kai.  I’m not a great mom because I don’t have as much patience to sit and read to him as often.

2)I’m a great dad because I take Kai fun places like Disneyland and soccer games.  I’m not a great mom because when I go I typically forget something like his sippy cup or a jacket.

3)I’m a great dad because I let him wear whatever he wants.  I’m not a great mom because by the time I realize either of us is out of socks (or chonies) I have to scramble to do laundry.

4)I’m a great dad, because I lay down with him when he goes to sleep so that he is not scared.  I’m not a great mom because when he does wake up scared and cries out, “I want my mommy!” I just don’t suffice.

5)I’m a great dad because I encourage him to get up and keep going when he falls down and it makes him feel strong.  I’m not a great mom because when he does get an “ouchie”, my kissing it doesn’t make it feel better like when mommy kissed it.


5 Responses to “5 Reasons I’m a Great Dad (but not a Great Mom)”

  1. CherylGregSimoneMarcus on 17 Nov 2009 at 4:10 pm #

    You’re on a roll these days… great cd, great post. Made me laugh (“Chonies” always makes me laugh for some reason, probably because it’s word I so associate with Monica and her endevour in educating this Canadian. She taught me a lot LOL) but it gave me a lump in my throat too. You are a great Dad! Hugs to you and the little guy!

  2. jlloyd88 on 18 Nov 2009 at 8:56 am #

    I’m sure you’re being the best parent you can be and that you’re being an awesome dad. 🙂

  3. trishaQ on 18 Nov 2009 at 11:24 am #

    You’re doing the best you can and ask God for help.

  4. faith.gillis on 21 Nov 2009 at 9:52 am #

    That was beautiful. It really made me think though; and I feel this welling up of an idea that I want to express but can’t quite find the words for. To put it poorly, I am struck with the realization that it’s not only the things we give our children, but also the things we can’t give them that God uses to draw a soul to himself. Kai’s little heart is being formed in character by his sufferings. There is a beautiful prayer called the Anima Cristi; there is a line in it that always hits me- “within your wounds, Lord, hide me”. When I was going through chemo, I thought of it often and it gave me comfort in the darkest places of my fear where reason couldn’t penetrate.
    So I will pray for you and Kai that God would continue to hide you within his wounds so you can hear his heartbeat. We enter God through His wounds, and He enters us through ours.
    God bless you, my brother.

  5. sarahrose on 28 Nov 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    It sounds like you’re doing great, Sol. That you’re aware of your gifts and learning curves and aspiring to do better is a great thing. Hang in there, and I hope you can be gentle with yourself, as much as you can. 🙂

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