Friday, May 7, 2010


One of my favorite commercials EVUH!!!

I'm gonna tell all you folks a secret. You don't really know a man till you see him with his children.

I remember going over to a co-workers home for a party. His little girls were dancing and singing away! (As little girls will, and boys for that matter!) Now this particular co-worker had a kind of emotionless reputation with me up to this point. Definitely a good guy, but on an emotional scale he was always a 5 on a scale of 1-10. When his little girl said, "Daddy, come dance with me." He was up and dancing and singing like it was nobodies business. He could care less who was there or what they thought. The only thing he cared about was his children and making them happy. That's a man. That's a true Father. It felt like I had a window into his spirit.

He was not the first Father that has shown me this (Mr. Skelton gives out examples like it's free candy!! He knows who he is.)and hopefully he won't be the last. But this is the kind of Father I want to write stories about. These are the kind of relationships and testaments of manhood that should be used as examples to our little boys and girls.

Manhood isn't gauged purely on testosterone and not crying in public. To be honest it is considerably braver and more manly to cry in public and dance in a silly way with your children. Because when it gets right down to it, a real "MAN" could care less what YOU think and his primary concern is in being a Father and role model to his children.

I may not be a Father, but I hope that I can be an example of this to my Niece or Nephew that is on the way!


Linda Hensley said...

Very sweet story, and nice illustrations on your page too. We need more good guys in the world!

Laura Zarrin said...

I couldn't agree more. I'm raising 2 boys, so I'd love to see great male/father characters. On tv they're so dumb!

Love your work, btw!

Angel L. Thornton said...

I just found your blog through IF and I like your work and you have good taste in music and PSAs. That's one of my favorite PSA's; there's another one that I love too--there's a huge dad with tons of tats, he looks like a biker and he's sitting at a kiddie table in his daughter's room letting her paint his nails pink. It's adorable.