Enough literature on Mums. I’m in the mood to write about Dad’s today.
They come in different shapes and sizes with varying levels of expertise, functionality and eccentricities. Some are great, some not-so-great while the majority fall somewhere in between. However, there is no denying the fact that you love them anyway. After all, they form a very important component of this complex machinery called FAMILY.
Based purely on my keen sense of observation, here is a list of the various categories of Dad’s that exist today:
- The excel-sheet Dad: Closest to my heart (as my husband is one of these), this dad is a ‘man with a plan’. He loves to have a project to work on, spends hours on the computer doing research and is hell-of-a-lot organized. Result – he has a detailed spreadsheet for everything. Banking records, home expenses, vacation planning, college applications. Quite like the yellow pages except in excel format 🙂
- The well-intentioned Dad: This is a tricky category. And also the smartest. You shall see why. These dad’s actually offer to help with the housework. They genuinely want to make your life easier. Except, they ask soooooooo many questions in the process, you rather do it yourself!!
- The uber-cool Dad: Toned body-√. Fashionably dressed-√. Latest smartphone-√. Cool car-√. Since these dad’s are so clued-on to the world, you can have a conversation with them on a variety of topics – health, fitness, cars, gadgets, celebrities, what’s trending and so on. Definitely one to show-off among the youth. And among the ladies. Ahem 😉
- The best-friend Dad: He’s the first person you want to call when something good happens, you share secrets with him that mom has no clue about, you cannot help but laugh even if he does something utterly embarrassing, you can talk to him about anything under the sun AND he makes you feel like the most important person in the world. Awwww.
- The mentor-Dad: It might seem that their single-most motive in life is to sit you down and give you a spiel on grades, sports, personality and life in general. Well guess what, it is! However, since it comes with years of experience and an inherent, almost over-whelming desire to protect you from any kind of trouble in later life, it might do you good to be all ears to them.
- The super-Dad: And finally, we welcome the super-dad. Or should I say Superman? Check out what all he does – goes to work, earns a living, plans vacations, helps with the household chores, cleans, cooks, takes care of the children, reads to them and even tucks them into bed. All of this, in an ideal world, of course 😉