On September 16, minutes before the Detroit Tigers, the current American League Central division champions, took the field against the Seattle Mariners, I found myself standing on the deep outfield grass of Comerica Park, waiting for my almost-seven-year-old daughter to throw me her best approximation of a fastball.
It was a heady, surreal moment, a moment where – thanks to my surroundings, my daughter’s determined scowl, and the scuffed Major League baseball in her tiny hands – all I could think about was how wonderful it was to be a father.
Here’s a little video of Benjamin Ames and his daughter singing a song on camera. The idea was to keep her mind preoccupied one night after hearing fireworks so she could go to sleep which turned into father/daughter cuteness overload.
A father dressed as Spider-man scaled over the railing of a bridge in England, intending to hang from it – all in the name of father’s rights.
The protestor, a member of “Fathers 4 Justice”, climbed over the railing of a bridge in Taunton, England yesterday, tying a sign to the railing that said, among other things, “stop failing our children.”
Here at 8BitDad, we know that nothing is more delicious than celebrity dads. They’re hot and they’re good fathers, which just makes us all tingly in the right places. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to find the top 5 celebrity dad nipple slips.
We can’t thank the paparazzi enough for following these dads day and night, just waiting for that perfect shot of chest-pepperoni.
These dads are always in the limelight and just couldn’t figure out how to keep their shirts on. Oh, Em Gee, you guys, happy Friday to us all, am I right or am I right? OR AM I RIGHT?
I’d mentioned before that some fathers in the Los Angeles area wanted to help get an L.A. Dads Group moving. I’m happy to have been a part of one of the inaugural hang-outs, a sponsored event by TOMY for Battroborg.
TOMY supplied the group with a couple of Battroborg sets to play with, delivered on a GameTruck last Thursday night. Dads and toys? How could this not be awesome?
Disclosure: Wahl sent me a cordless Lithium Ion Clipper. This isn’t a review, and I won’t tell you what it can and can’t do. But I hope you enjoy this story nonetheless.
“Okay dad, let’s go shave our heads,” my son said to me as I’m slumped down in a chair, staring at my phone. He tugged at my arm and I looked up at the shaggy four year old in front of me. It was definitely time once the hair goes over his ears. I like to think that if I get the hair off and above his ears, it’ll mean he’ll listen better to me.
That’s just a joke, but it’s funny; when I shave my son’s head, we have a moment together and I feel like he really is paying attention. It’s our bonding. Some men fish with their kids, some play baseball. I shave my son’s head.
Very father-aware brand Dove Men+Care recently teamed up with Major League Baseball to produce a video series called “Big League Dads”, where players talk about their most important position – fatherhood.
The best part about this series is that it really cements the idea that the MLB is an organization embracing fatherhood, and not in the cheap “baseball is a father-son sport” way. This is real, emotional fatherhood.