Ok, yes, Ferraris are cool and if you’re offering me one, I’ll take it, but you know what else is cool — even cooler?
The first time your kid calls you ‘dada.’
When they wake from a nightmare and you’re able to comfort them back to sleep.
Or, when they grab your hand for the very first time and take you somewhere. (In my case, this is usually followed by my son pointing and telling me to “Sit!”)
That stuff is so freakin’ cool and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Success means something different to everyone. To me, it means ‘being there for my family,’ providing them with my time, love, and affection. It means supporting my wife and working together with her to raise our kids.
I don’t have any interest in climbing corporate ladders (no offense to those who do).
Sometimes I wonder, “Am I alone? Are there other guys out there who feel like this?”
I see a lot of moms rockin’ the #MomLife. But what about dads? I mean, I know they’re out there… #DadLife is a thing on Insta, y’all, but take a look at the numbers:
From Instagram as of January 3, 2020
#MomLife — 46,128,175 posts
#DadLife — 4,368,914 posts
There are literally 10 times as many posts by moms with the hashtag ‘MomLife’ as there are for dads and #DadLife.
So, a few options come to mind…
- I really am an odd duck, few dudes are as in to Dadding (Can that be a word, please?) as I am (This seems unlikely.)
- The #DadLife isn’t as socially accepted as the #MomLife (Could be.)
- Dads aren’t as openly expressive about the #DadLife (Also possible.)
I tend to think Option 2 is working in connection with Option 3 here, but I really don’t know.
What I do know is that I love my family and I love the #DadLife.
How about you?
Why do you think there are so few posts on social media about the ‘Dad Life’ compared to the ‘Mom Life’?
Let me know in the comments.