Why stay at a mediocre position in a company when you can get yourself a promotion? Bad analogy, but parenting is a full-time job. Requires all your concentration, attention, faculties and resources. So why do a half-assed job, when you can be the best parent in the world to a smiling little you?
And remember the number of children that grow up without any parents whenever you think you are doing a good job; that would make you be a better parent for sure.
So what makes a father a dad? And why or how is a dad better than a father? We won’t bore you with semantics friend, but there are differences; ones that stare right at you. Here are 6 essential differences between a father and a dad:
1. One is just biological
A father might just be someone who got drunk one night and had sex with your mother. He might just be someone whose sperm your mother chose at a bank. A dad, au contraire, is someone who is an emotion in short.
2. One rejects while the other accepts
A father might just not want you. He may have asked your mother to get an abortion when she told him she was pregnant. Your dad loves you. He makes sure you know; through huge, cuddles and extra pocket money among other things.
3. One judges, the other accepts
Again, you might be too much to handle for your father. He might just shirk you off because you don’t match his expectations. A dad, however, accepts you and your imperfections. He doesn’t judge because he loves you.
4. A father might not meet your expectations
But a dad will invariably be your role model. He will invariably inspire you to be a better you, to be better at what you do. If you don’t believe us, go check out the way the great drummer Mike Portnoy still speaks of his dad, Howard.
5. Communication comes naturally to one
Fathers always remain to some degree, alienated and aloof. They never meet the child at a middle ground. A dad, however, is born the day his child is. He will come down to the child’s level to explain to him/her the world and its ways. This makes him a better teacher and figures to look up to as well.
6. Fathers might not be there when you need them
But daddies stay. They are there to nurture, protect and love you till they die. And you WILL miss them.