It’s that age-old problem: What do we get our dads for Father’s Day? Soap-on-a-rope, necktie, cologne? No way! You’ll figure out something. But think about this: If you’re lucky enough to have a dad who’s involved in your life, that’s a gift he gave to you, isn’t it?
As a top DNA paternity test lab, we communicate with dads every day and have a lot of respect for all the men out there who are trying to do the right thing by their kids. Each person has 23 sets of chromosomes, so in honor of Father’s Day, we’re delighted to share 23 totally awesome things we love about dads.
For Father’s Day: 23 Things We Love about Dads
1. The minute his daughter’s born, he’s already worried about her future boyfriends.
2. He enjoys the small things in life, like going to get an ice-cream cone.
3. He has a scratchy face, but it’s magically comforting to the touch.
4. He works hard to support his kids.
5. When our hands were still too little to grab his, he offered two fingers to hold on to.
6. He teaches us cool things, like how to scale a fish or change the oil.
7. In his eyes, his kids are always the smartest and the best looking.
8. Dad jokes. There’s nothing else like them.
9. He has strong shoulders, and he’s willing to carry our burdens on them.
10. He gives piggy-back rides and has the comfiest lap.
11. He always seems to offer the perfect advice at the right time.
12. He’s not self-conscious. He’ll really let go and play!
13. Dad’s got our back-he’ll stick up for us.
14. He protects us and would risk his life for us in a heartbeat.
15. He makes us feel confident with just an approving pat on the head.
16. He smells so good when he’s freshly showered.
17. His hugs make all cares and troubles melt away. Instantly.
18. He’ll stay up late waiting for us to get off work or back from a date.
19. He remembers to lock the doors because we are precious to him.
20. He’ll slip us a 10 or 20 when we’re broke (again).
21. Dads make friends with our friends. Just because.
22. Genetically, he gave you half of what makes you-YOU.
23. To you, he’s the most handsome, strongest, smartest man in the world.
The Bottom Line about DadsIf it’s possible, every child deserves to have a loving, caring dad. There are some relationships that are irreplaceable, and the father-child bond is one of them. If you have a dad or important dad-figure in your life, be sure to tell them how great they are on Father’s Day. Really, that’s the best gift you could ever give him.
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