The Role of Daddy

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A Belated Happy-Father’s Day Message. Better Late Than Never!


I caught sight of the boy at a distance, watching us with wide eyes. We were with our daughter, playing on the swings, like any typical day at the park.

However, our “normal” was not his “normal.” He watched intently as my husband played with our daughter, something that was common for us. Daddy can always make our little girl laugh.


He pushed her on the swing and in one dramatic motion would act as though her little two-year-old legs could kick him off balance. Daddy would stumble and rear back, sometimes falling flat on his back in the sand. Our little girl laughed hysterically. She laughed and laughed.

She knew that this was all a funny game; my husband can be quite demonstrative and goofy. Despite being two at the time, she realized she couldn’t muster the required force to kick him to the ground, but instead that his little interaction with her was something special. Daddy made playing on the swings fun and she relished in it.

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Then the little boy at a distance, watching with longing eyes with his caregiver, couldn’t help but be vocal.

“Oh can we?” began the boy. “Can we please play ‘Daddy’ again? Can you be Daddy just one more time?” he begged.

“Nah,” huffed the woman standing half slumped next to him, “not gonna play that game anymore, boy,” she said.

“Oh…okay” gasped the boy sadness and disappointment visible in his watery eyes, as he longingly looked at the daddy he saw playing with his little girl.

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There are some roles in life that no one can fill, other than being a real father, a dad.

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Sadly, based on a true story.



22 thoughts on “The Role of Daddy

    Jainey said:
    June 20, 2017 at 7:15 AM

    Wow. So true. Dad’s are irreplaceable special ingredients to the fun of our lives. 😀

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    Blue Settia said:
    June 20, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    Awh, poor little guy 😦
    You’re little girl is so lucky.

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    YellowCable said:
    June 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    Happy Father’s day (a little late).

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    PureJoy bynina said:
    June 21, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    You and your litle girl is lucky 🙂 Daddys are indeed important and bring alot of joy 🌞❤ Light to you

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    theflightalista said:
    June 23, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Beautiful post! So important to cherish the time we have with our fathers! Thanks for sharing!

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      Sonyo Estavillo said:
      June 23, 2017 at 11:17 AM

      We definitely have to cherish our moments with our parents. 🙂


      Sonyo Estavillo said:
      June 25, 2017 at 3:17 AM

      Yes, we can choose to love the parents we have been given. We can choose to love them with their flaws. Thank you for commenting. 🙂


    farahzia said:
    June 23, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    This is so sweet, love this 🙂

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    DevBlog said:
    June 24, 2017 at 8:40 PM

    Thank you 🙂 We definitely have to cherish our moments with our parents.


    thesoulstories said:
    June 25, 2017 at 1:51 AM

    this post is beautiful..:) do check out my blog…:)


    James J. Cudney IV said:
    July 20, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    Hi. I saw you mentioned on Authentically 50’s site and stopped by to check out your posts. Found a good one and will keep looking at more. Just wanted to say hi and make a new connection. I’m on here too. -Jay

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    motgpr2014 said:
    August 6, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Wonderful and sad at the same time.

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