Just Like A Mom

At work a few weeks back, I got a chance to have fun at a co-worker’s expense.  They were telling me a story, and I was “working” away on my iPad, then she asked me if I was listening.  It has been a running joke all week that I have a short attention span so people need to get to their point quickly.  I started uttering pieces of what she had said back to her, because I was only half listening, and half focused on what I was doing, and half listening to the music playing in the room, and half keeping tabs on some working students (yes, I know that was 4 halves).  I told her that I’m used to blocking out background noise to focus, and I’m also used to having to be aware of everything that is going on.

Her response, “Oh, just like a mom.” 

I looked at her and smirked.  The next five minutes consisted of me telling her she just became my next blog post, and her trying to dig her way out of the hole she just put herself in. As she tried, I laughed.  In all reality, there is no competition for dads to be like moms.  There is no debate about who the better parent is.  There may be differences between the styles of parenting, but there are also differences from dad to dad, and from mom to mom.  In the grand scheme of parenting roles, I don’t mind being referred to as being similar to a mom.  Moms are awesome!  And do you know what is just like a mom, but a little different?  A Dad!  😉




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  1. James Hudyma says:

    I love these friendly teasing sessions. Humor is such a great way to make a point.

    • Me too. Really, it’s a chance to wake ourselves up to the thoughts we have ingrained in us.

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