Shout Out To Dads: Thanks for Being Awesome

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They're not moms, sure, but that doesn't mean they're not doing good work when it comes to raising up happy, smart, real life babies.

I know for certain that I appreciate the dad helping me raise my Dudes.

He brings a certain type of fun and knowledge and perspective and experience to the parenting table that, without him, I probably wouldn't even consider (because no, I don't really get why the mesh undies in swim trunks are so evil).

So, while I'm not going to hand over the most awesome parental torch to him just yet, I will say that he holds his own and some days, some times, in some moments, may even a teeny bit have the upper hand. Fine, he's better, sometimes, he just is.

10 Times I Was Happy My Dudes Have Their Awesome Dad

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When they got out their sticks and wanted to fight.

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When we're at an amusement park and I can really just be all, “Ride with your dad.”

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Pretty much every single time it snows.

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When it came time to buy their first athletic supporter.

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When they got those swords from the Renaissance Fair.

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When they wanted to do that paint ball party. Or that ninja one where we needed 700 handmade ninja throwing stars and I didn't even need to look on Pinterest because, duh, dads already know how to make throwing stars.

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When they have to go to the bathroom at the stadium. For the 10th time. And I don't have to take them.

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When it came time to build the Death Star Lego ship thing. Because no thank you to 36 hours of Lego building.

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When roughhousing started to hurt.

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When I really just want to get a mani pedi all by myself and I can suggest a “dude' day”.

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Shout Out To Dads: Thanks for Being Awesome

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes ... More

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