Saturday, May 07, 2011

Hooray for Moms!

I've been a dad for a few years now, and I've learned a lot of things about raising kids, the most profound of which is that, on my best day, I'm passably decent at it. I guess I do all right compared to some delinquent fathers, but I'm not even close to being the best parent in our house. This is probably true in most homes, because let's face it, moms are better than dads at about everything. Like when my daughter was coming around the corner and bumped her hand on the wall... my wife immediately gave her a hug and asked her if she was all right. What?! Where does she get this stuff? All I could think of to do in that situation was say, "I'm just glad you're still alive enough to cry about it." I've found that dads aren't generally very compassionate... at least not in our house.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there... especially my favorite moms, which includes my wife, my mom, my mother-in-law, my sisters, my sisters-in-law, my step mom, my grandmas, my grandma-in-law, my aunts, my cousins, my cousins' wives, all the moms who read my blog or are my Facebook fans, all the moms who are currently reading this or having it read to them because they like pictures but can't read, and any of you who aren't moms but someday will be or would be if you could be. Hooray for you! You're making our lives seem bearable on days when we know they really aren't. Thanks for all you do... and Happy Mother's Day!

6 comments:

Ewgene said...

Nice picture and cute text.
I think that correctness of the dad is defined not by his hugs and compassion, but by all the things that he helped to learn for his children.

Brynn said...

Love you Shane! I love this picture. You should make it into a greeting card! You are one of the best dads I know.

Lindy said...

Awww! Thanks. I don't remember the hugs after the "hand incident"...I go into auto-pilot. I've learned a hug and "are you ok" usually stops the crying sooner. So it seems compassionate, but mostly is just self-serving.

Lindy said...

Also...it would be handy to have a pouch like a kangaroo.

Aaron Ludwig said...

I have a pouch like a kangaroo (long story) and it still doesn't help.
I agree that it takes being a dad to realize how awesome moms are.

Shishir Naik said...

Your characters are amazing! Beautiful work.