15 Things Read Dads Do

There are many men who neglect their duties as a father.  We hear about them everyday, you know those who deny their child/children, those who fail to pay child support and those who just don’t care.  There are others who are excellent fathers, but we don’t spend time acknowledging them.  My son-in-law falls into the great dad category and that’s what I’m going to focus on in this post.  I’ve watched my son-in-law with my grandchildren over the years and here are a few things that Real Dads Do:    

  1. They provide for and protect their children. 
  2. They give baths and read bedtime stores.
  3. They bandage boo boos.  
  4. They lead by example.
  5. They love unconditional.
  6. They support emotionally and financially. 
  7. They make pancakes, waffles, cookies and cupcakes.
  8. They attend parent and teachers conferences.  
  9. They shop for clothes, shoes, food and anything else their children need.  
  10. They take off training wheels and teach their children to ride bicycles. 
  11. They put toys together Christmas Eve and any other eve.  
  12. They rock their children to sleep and wipe tears. 
  13. They drop their children off at day care and school.   
  14. They change diapers, fix bottles, and spoon feed their children.  
  15. They take their children to doctor’s and dentist appointments.  

I could go on and on with my list, but you get my point.  I take my hat off to my son-in-law and every other dad who takes their role as a father seriously, and hope that many others will follow their lead.  Who would you nominate as a great dad and what would you add to the list?      



  1. What a great post! FINALLY, dads we can read and be proud of! I too am a mummy to a beautiful daughter and yes, me and the hubby is going on strong, lving together, being a family, loving every moment of it! He is helpful in so many way, not only as a father but as a partner aswell. We definitely need to acknowledge the positive men in our lives too!

    Shanna | http://www.mycurvesandlashes.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I would definitely nominate my son-in-law Justin! He has read to Amara before bed ever since she was born, He attends and volunteers at all the school functions. He helps with her science experiments and a million other things. He is also a wonderful husband and a great son-in-law. We are all lucky to have him in our lives.

    • Congratulations to your son-in-law!  Isn't it comforting to know that your daughter and grandchildren are well taken care of?  My son-in-law adores my daughter and their children.  I go to bed in peace, their comfort is never a worry.