Dads come in all forms – some daggy, some funny and some are down-right cringe-worthy. In celebration of Father’s Day this Sunday, September 4; we give a shout out to the seven most common types of dads. Laugh, cry or cringe, deep down we love them all!
THE DAGGY DAD
Everyone either knows or has a daggy dad. They are the dad cracking the lamest dad jokes, wearing the clothes that went out of fashion 15 years ago and who try so hard to be “cool” and “hip” when “hip” hasn’t been “hip” since the ‘70s! Bless their heart they try but lord do they fail. But we still love them and their daggy ways – it’s endearing, plus they always give you a laugh.
Some of us got really lucky long before the likes of My Kitchen Rules, Masterchef and Zumbo’s Just Desserts came along. When everyone else finds the cupboards bare the dad who can cook somehow manages a three course meal with only dried spaghetti, eggs and baby spinach. Renowned for their Sunday roast or a particular signature dish that comes out at special occasions, dads who can cook have a special place in our hearts – and our stomachs!
THE DAD WHO CAN’T COOK
For every dad that can give Jamie Oliver a run for his money there is another that struggles to make toast. This is the dad who shouldn’t be left to look after himself or anyone else for too long – you risk the kitchen being burnt down or possible food poisoning. But their kitchen nightmares are often hilarious, even if their creations are questionable. A+ for effort Dad – but please put down the knife before you hurt yourself.
THE GADGET PRO
You know the guy with all the devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod, new tom-tom gps, the latest and greatest gaming set up and all the apps, add-ons and upgrades you can possibly get. We love this type of dad for his tech savvy ways – especially when your laptop won’t unfreeze or you can’t figure out your new camera. Techy dad to the rescue!
THE SPORTY DAD
Dads can be great coaches and spending their free time teaching a sport they love to both their own kids and other children is super rewarding for all involved. It’s also great that your dad keeps active but please leave the ‘80s sportswear back in the ‘80s.
Who doesn’t love a dad who can put together your Ikea flat pack without issue? Dads that are tradies or who are just genuinely great at fixing things, assembling furniture, changing a flat tyre or who love to have a crack at D.I.Y are some of the best dads around. This type of dad is always saving you money and the mental trauma of actually figuring out what an Allen key is/does!
THE DAD WHO ISN’T A DAD
Mums, uncles, grandfathers, step dads, brothers and friends of the family sometimes step up to the plate and play the father figure we both need and want in our lives. Imparting wisdom, being a shoulder to cry on, providing a strong male role model and sometimes doing all these things plus falling into the above categories. Massive shout out to all the dads who aren’t our dads but who help us become the best version of ourselves all the same.
Happy Father’s Day to all the different types of Dads out there, we love you even when you make us shudder with your dodgy dance moves.
Feature Image: Modern Family (2009), 20th Century Fox Television