Real MenMy dad is the man of the house. He works, brings home the money, takes care of the bills. Mops the floors on the weekends.
Umm.. wait... did I just say he mops the floors on the weekends? men aren't supposed to do that...
For as long as I can remember, my parents have shared in the household duties. There was never a row about it, never an argument. Dad does more than mom and still works, now that mom gets tired so easily from being sick.
My dad taught me what a real man was... and it has nothing to do with being macho. It has to do with doing what needs to be done to keep his family healthy and happy.
I wasn't allowed to do a lot of things when I was a kid, because I was a girl. I wanted to do boy things, play boy sports, have boy toys like G.I. Joe and Transformers. Daddy wanted a little girl.
Instead of shutting me out when he realized I would never be his little princess, he slowly changed his attitude. Allowed me to become what I would become, only with support and love, not isolation.
I am lucky.
eyes 31-35, F 9 Responses 7 Jan 4, 2008