Dads, Get Back In The Game …

… A strange thing happened on the way to Little League. The dads have all seemed to have lost their way to the games. You’ve heard of soccer moms; well now there are baseball moms and lacrosse moms and swim meet moms. Where are all the dads cheering for their kids from the bleachers? Surely not everyone is divorced. I know for a fact this isn’t the case on my son’s own team from talking to the other moms, yet game after game the fathers rarely make an appearance. It’s beyond frustrating.

Men, you are important. Men, you are valued in your child’s life. You provide more than a source of income to your family’s needs. Men, you were once the great discipliners. “Wait till your father gets home” was a phrase that struck fear in the heart of even the most rebellious child. You were the head of your household. The leader of your domestic church… not the useless oaf that is portrayed in every modern day sitcom. Just because society and feminists like to think of you as perpetual fuck ups, useless for anything other than sperm donor-ship, does not mean you get a free pass to physically and mentally check out of your child’s life.

Fathers, please realize your worth and importance in the dynamic of your family. I cannot stress this enough. Command the respect you deserve from your wife and child by showing an interest in their lives and being there. Fatherhood is under attack and it infuriates me to see men buckle under this pressure. Fight back. You are men after all. And that is why we love you, because of your strength. Take back manhood and fatherhood from feminists. Especially if you have boys… what kind of fathers will your sons grow to be if they are constantly told fatherhood isn’t important and your absence reinforces this twisted notion.

If you a father reading this, I implore you, get back in the game.

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • http://www.facebook.com/snupnjake Tina Fanetti

    My dad rarely, if ever, came to any of my sports games or school plays. He was too busy working so I could do sports and such.

  • Christian LeBlanc

    Women bear the all babies. Men bear none. Existentially, men can never encroach on women’s turf. Women can encroach on most of men’s turf whenever they like.

    • Little Boy Blue

      That’s a bit sexist, don’t you think? To encroach is to intrude, or to work your way into something to cause harm.

      Men are better at being fathers and women are better at being mothers. In a healthy, functional marriage that is open to children, bearing children would not be viewed as a “burden” and both husband and wife would try to work together using their strenchs and weaknesses, and likely would not be concerning themselves with existentialism.

  • tedseeber

    It is hard to be a father in a world where parenthood itself is evil. Still I try. My son helped me with a Knights of Columbus event this weekend. We also attended a parish potluck as a family. At which my wonderful special needs son, proceeded to find a permanent marker with which to ruin a white board with a picture of a samuri.

    At which point, I finished the St. Clare Health Fair, then went to office max to buy the parish a new whiteboard. They didn’t have the proper size, so I purchased two to replace the larger ruined one.

  • Jana

    Bravo Kat. Men are vitally important. Every weekend, my husband has our 2 year old following him around everywhere. Working in the garden, digging in the yard, using tools. Our son loves it and his baby brother strains with every fiber of his being to break through the screen door so he can have fun too. My husband works 9/80s and thus does not get to see much of our little boys during the day. Often the boys are still in be when he leaves and have gone to bed when he gets home from a long commute. I thank God that I found my husband who is okay with having a toddler work right beside him. My husband provides a unique experience I could never replicate. His disciplinary tactics are different and playtime is just a bit more scary and risky than I would tolerate. My sons will be men one day and our dynamic as parents will have a lasting impact on who they will become.

  • Julie Blatty

    …just today, standing in the check out line at the grocery store, a little girl behind me hugged her father, looked up adoringly at him and said, “Daddy…I love you more than anything!” Fathers, your children NEED you! Don’t let women make you believe you are obsolete. Take back your manhood, your position as leader of the family, and above all, make sure your relationship with God is in order.

  • Heloise1

    Goggle utubes of Daddy’s Home. Fun and uplifting for all us older Moms and Dads.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Edward-Yeo/1163041810 Eugene Edward Yeo

    My father, a good, if not faithful, man, got up to go to work at five in the morning and didn’t come home till around seven. We saw him at dinner, which we held till he got home. He made great effort to be sure that we had cleats and gloves and all the trappings of youth, and fought hard to be there for games, plays and concerts. I spent a great deal of my youth out in the garage, helping him repair and resell cars to help us pay the bills. He was a great example of a man who provided, who cared for his wife and children at the expense of the time he’d have loved to spend with us.


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