Give the Dads some respect!

Next time you’re watching TV I want you to do something: pay attention to how most commercials portray dads/husbands.  Here’s what you’ll probably find…

Dad’s at home with the kids trying to take care of them while Mom’s not home.  The kids are either running crazy because he can’t control them or else they’re now-it-alls who help their incompetent father from destroying the house.  But oh no… it’s time to eat.  The kids are all starving and Dad just doesn’t know what to do!  Ahhh, but just in time Mom comes home with Pizza Hut or KFC or (fill in the blank) to save the day.

update (8/22): I saw this commercial last night and found it on YouTube… great example!

Think about it… it’s like there’s this conspiracy out there just to make men look like fools.  Are there some dads who are actually incompetent at making dinner… yes, but there are tons of dads who cook dinner for the family multiple times a week!

My point: Give dads and husbands some respect.  I really get so frustrated when I see commercials like the one described above (which happens a lot!).

Let me hear from you… have you ever noticed this?

2 thoughts on “Give the Dads some respect!

  1. Laura Hedgecock August 21, 2009 / 7:01 pm

    I hadn’t noticed, but you’re right. At my house, it’s often the opposite, with Dad coming in at the last moment before my head explodes.

  2. ebccrosswalk August 21, 2009 / 7:25 pm

    Isn’t it so true! It’s one of those things that so easily slips by unnoticed, but when you look for it you can’t believe you didn’t notice before. Thanks for your comment, Laura.

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