Father’s Day is coming up and there’s nothing like recognizing your husband when he really is a great dad. Make a list and share it with him so he knows how you feel. Here’s mine:
- He’s not afraid to act like a kid. My hubby is the kind of guy who will play hide-and-seek with Enzo, and build Lego towers up high only to enjoy tearing them down… He loves to sit on the floor and play, build forts and play with Enzo.
- He is a good role model. My husband sets a good example. He is hardworking. He is polite. He reinforces the importance of manners. He shows Enzo that men can cook, and do help around the house. Most importantly, through his actions, he shows Enzo how to treat women. He has the utmost pride in his family and in his work.
- He comes to my rescue when I need it most. There are days I lose it– and luckily my husband hears my desperation. I will never forget the day he rescued me after I had spent hours trying to get Enzo to sleep… I was probably on the verge of losing my mind. He stepped in and took over and gave me much needed rest.
- He loves mi cultura. When I met my husband, he was obsessed with Spain and everything Hispanic. He loved the music, food and even spoke Spanish… Now, after some years living in NYC close to my Ecuadorian family, he loves the food and even speaks with some fun colloquial sayings that are very ecuatorianas! I love that he not only loves my culture, but he shares my commitment to raise our son to be proud of his cultural and linguistic heritage—on both sides.
- He disciplines just enough, and shows unending love.
My husband is the disciplinarian. Enzo knows he means business… He is stern, but only when he needs to be. The rest of the time, he is very affectionate, which I love about him. There is nothing sweeter than seeing father and son hug and tell each other how much they love each other, every day.
Tell us! What makes your hubby an excellent dad?
Diana Limongi – Gabriele is a Latina New Yorker with proud Ecuadorian roots, married to a Frenchman. She is mommy to Enzo, a French/Hispanic/European/American (one day trilingual) 23 month old boy. She and her husband are committed to raising@babyenzog in a multi-lingual, multicultural world. She works hard juggling a full-time job, motherhood, family, grad school and most recently, her blog, LadydeeLG, where she writes about issues she is passionate about. You can also follow her on Twitter: @dianalimongi or on Facebook .