Why I Love My Husband as a Father #SearsBabysRoom

Every Father's Day, I try to do something special for my hubby from the kids. Now that Lil J is older, we tend to get a little crafty and down 'n dirty {if finger painting is considered dirty!}.

It's interesting to see the dynamics between Mother's Day and Father's Day. Sometimes I feel like fathers aren't getting the recognition they deserve. In today's modern society, it's not uncommon for dads to take on the a role reversal of the so-called "traditional" role of a stay-at-home mom or parent.  However in our household, both of us work full-time, are constantly sleep deprived and are demanded that we pay 100% attention to our kids 24/7.  Does that sound familiar?

My husband is an amazing father.  I know we probably all say that about our husbands/partners, but he really is. When we first started dating, he was awarded full custody of his then five year old daughter. This, in itself, showed me how dedicated he was to his child and made me realize early on that this is the type of man I would want my future kids' father to be.

Photo credit:  Bopomo Pictures

Fast-forward almost nine years later and Miss S still lives with us full-time with our added brood, Lil J and Baby Z.  While our household can be extremely chaotic, my husband still finds away to make things less stressful:

He cooks:  Not everyday but enough so that I'm not on the hook stressing about what to make for dinner. Remember, I'm slightly domestically challenged. Okay, make that really domestically challenged. 

He helps out:  When I feel overwhelmed or extremely stressed, I know I can count on my hubby to come to the rescue.  In fact, as I'm writing this post, he's currently reading Lil J a bedtime story and tucking him into bed!

He's always there:  Whenever any three of the kids need him, he's always there for them.

He has a great sense of humour:  How do you live without laughter?  We certainly wouldn't know because my husband makes us laugh all day, every day.  The amount of laughter that comes from our house should be against the law!  {I kid, I kid!}.

Even though I see my husband as a father day in and day out, I just had to know what he was really thinking.  Here are answers to some burning questions I wanted to know about my hubby and fatherhood:

Q:  What’s one piece of advice you would give your 20 year-old self about fatherhood?
A:  Have fun while you can because once you have kids, life is over {laughing}.  {Hehe, he was totally joking!}.

Q:  Name one of your most memorable moments that you spent with your kids.
A:  There are so many it’s hard to pick just one!

Q:  What does being a father mean to you?

A:  That it is my duty to help nurture and care for my kids, and provide them with all the opportunities to be successful in life.

Need a last minute gift idea for Father's Day?  Sears Days is happening at all Sears Canada locations, including The Baby's Room, between June 13th-23rd!  Spend $50 on June 13-16 or June 21-23 and get $10 in Sears bucks to spend on your next purchase between June 24-27.  Hubby/dad gets a present, you get $10 - it's a win-win!

Disclosure:  I am part of the Sears The Baby's Room Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

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