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What It Takes To Be A Dad

I was asked to talk about the World’s Greatest TV Dad contest over at Man of the house and it got me thinking about being a dad and what makes a great dad.

After looking over the TV dads the one that I can most relate to is Michael Kyle from My Wife and Kids. He and I have a lot in common especially when it comes to messing with our kids. I remember watching My Wife and Kids and laughing because some of the things he did to his kids I do to my kids like joke around and poke fun all in good humor. He also always made sure to teach his children life lessons along the way through his humor which I feel I do but probably should do a little more.

To me being a good dad means being there for your kids when then need you most no matter how good or bad the situation is and provide non stop unconditional love. Do I get mad and annoyed at my kids sometimes depending on how they are acting? Yup, but I wouldn’t change a single thing and I would do anything for my kids.

I try to mirror myself after my own father but this is a very hard task. He is the type of person that will do anything for anyone no matter what and I wish I was more like him in this area. My dad was pretty hard on us growing up but thinking back now it was just to make sure we were good decent people. At the time I didn’t see it that was but I do thank him now for that and I hope my kids understand why I am so hard on them one day as well.

Being a dad these days is sooo hard. You have a lot of outside forces to contend with that just makes your job so much stressful and difficult. I feel like if you stick to your guns and do the best that you can it will all work out in the end and that is what the kids will remember when they become adults.

Head over to Man Of The House and vote for your favorite TV Dad.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate.