My daughter was playing outside when she fell off her scooter and scraped up her knee. I instantly went into mom mode and was ready to kiss the owie and dry up her tears. But she walked around me to get to my husband. When it comes to kissing boo-boos, she wants Dada or nothing.
My husband is pretty top-notch when it comes to most parenting things, but I have to give him extra props for his abilities in dealing with sick and hurt kids. If there is middle-of-the-night barfing or a kid with a split lip, he is ON IT. I can handle it, of course, but he is clearly the first-choice parent in those situations.
Sometimes I feel bad for dads. All too often they are portrayed as bumbling fools or overgrown kids when it comes to doing the actual work of parenting. We sometimes assume that moms know best and are the ones who really know what they are doing, but in doing so we ignore the fact that in a lot of families, parenting is a two-person job.
So let's celebrate the dads who are rocking it in the parenting department! We talked to 13 moms who spilled the beans on the parenting situations where it turns out the father does know best.