They’re having a Daddy-Daughter Date Night at our church in a couple of weeks, but my husband is scheduled to work…
We decided not to tell our 5-year-old girl about the Date at all, so she won’t be disappointed. But I saw something on Facebook today that made me think… “Hey! Maybe I can paint on a beard and solve this problem!”
Please note, this mom is attempting to give her son a “normal” life.
Also, please note the many commenters encouraging her and agreeing that she has done a great job filling the roles of BOTH “Mommy and Daddy.”
So, there you have it.
The jury is in, and here’s the verdict: a little facepaint and wishful thinking CAN turn you into whatever they’re missing.
Maybe I should dress like a man and start calling myself “Daddy” whenever Luke is unable to attend important events.
But…wait… why stop there?
Are you disappointed your child doesn’t have an “Abraham Lincoln” to look up to?
Here’s a solution:
Do you want your kid to have a brilliant rocket scientist in his/her life?
Do you want to be “Mommy” AND “Daddy” AND “teacher” AND “best friend” AND “superhero”???
Great mommies will be all of those things (and more!) So, that costume ought to do it, right? (Plus, don’t forget the really humble, totally not-attention-seeking post about yourself on Instagram, when you encourage people to share!)
If your child is missing someone important in his/her life, just find a good tailor/seamstress and fill that void!
A father is just a mom with a ball cap and goatee. So they can be replaced by any single mom with good intentions.
Or, maybe my daughter will just stay home from the Daddy-Daughter Date this year, out of respect for the #1 Man in her life.
Because maybe…just maybe…to pretend it’s possible for a well-meaning woman to do a daddy’s job is to insult the good fathers everywhere.