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Here is to all the fathers

08 May 2014, 11:24

I recently saw a video clip of people who were “interviewed” for a job that entailed long hours, no holidays, no sick leave and no pay.  Obviously the people interviewed declined and gave their opinion about how unfair and/or illegal this was.

At the end it was revealed that this is a job of a mother, which brought about heart-warming messages from the “prospective employees’’, to their mothers.

There is one thing I would like to say about this.  Yes, mothers are important, and they do a very important job, but what about fathers?  These messages are sent out with the most wonderful intent, and I (as a mother myself) most certainly don’t mind them but here is my tribute to fathers :

You, as a father, are just as important as a mother.  Thank you to those fathers who work long hours, and still come home and spend time with the kids. Thank you to those fathers who don’t cringe at the idea of changing a dirty nappy, or getting up at 2, to help with pyjama drill. Thank you to those fathers who make time, when it seems there is none.  Thank you to those fathers who are right beside your wife/partner also acting as a taxi, ATM, doctor, cook, cleaner and 24hour caregiver.

You are valued and loved and to the father of my children – thank you, you are one in a million.

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