Kap may not be a very hands on Dad. He never changed a diaper, nope -not once. He never knew how to mix a formula or feed our babies their bottles, he never gave the kids a bath. He didn’t carry them much when they were small because he feared he might accidentally “break” them. He doesn’t actually play with the kids or take them out on one-on-one dates, or give them meaningful talks. He doesn’t attend PTA’s or go to school talks (he does attend sportsfests though because Mommy doesn’t do sports!). But where it counts the most, he is DAD in the truest sense of the word.
He drives them to school each morning. And takes them to tennis or basketball practice. He is the good cop on instances where I have to be the bad one. When my babyson was hospitalized due to jaundice & I was still recovering from my caesarian operation, Kap never left his side from the moment he entered to the day he was discharged.
The kids, they are admittedly closer to me than their Dad because I guess they see me more. It’s always mom this & mom that. The only time they ask their dad anything is: WHERE’s MOM? ;)) But they value their Dad & think the world of him. It’s just that their dad doesn’t know how to talk to them, and has a tendency to always get on their nerves in the few instances that he does. He grew up where the mom took care of the home & the dad took care of the bills. Plus he’s really not affectionate with the kids. But he is the forever comic relief, the driver, the fixer-upper. And most importantly, our spiritual leader. Where I am the heart, he is the soul of our family.
This Father’s Day, the kids gave their dad homemade cards just before we left for church..
They also gave him a gift to replace what they call his “daddy jeans” hahaha. Man, they hate their dad’s old frumpy jeans so they got him a couple of new slim-fit ones.
The trouble is, hindi makagalaw si Kap sa sikip!!! ;)) And he can’t put his phone & wallet in the pockets so he makes me carry it in my bag! @_@
For dinner after our usual family movie, we took him out to OUR favorite tonkatsu place, YABU. Sorry Honey! Being a Dad is all about sacrifices anyway, right? ;))
We love you so much Daddy. Anyone can be a Father, but it takes a very special someone to be a Daddy. And you, my dear Kap, are very very special!!! :-*