A Big Thank You, Dads, for Doing the Gross Stuff

Two children mowing the lawn behind dad

Image credit: Rebecca Calappi

It’s Father’s Day. A time to recognize the spider-killing, lawn-mowing he-men in our lives. Seriously, where would we be without dads?

I know for sure, our toilet would always be plugged up. My husband is the plumber in the house. Now that I think about it, he does all the gross jobs: taking out the garbage, plungering the toilet, catching kid vomit without gagging.

Yep, dads are pretty handy to have around.

So, thanks to all you dads out there who teach your kids how to put live bait on their fishing hooks. And thanks for teaching them about cars, kicking the tires, changing the oil for yourself and how to choose a good mechanic. Thank you also for attending tea parties and daddy-daughter dances, and for getting just as excited as your kids when they get a cool remote-controlled car.

Don’t think that your gross … er … I mean great work goes unnoticed. You guys rock!

– Rebecca Calappi is a Publications Coordinator at Beaumont Health System and adoptive parent of multiples.

1 Response to “A Big Thank You, Dads, for Doing the Gross Stuff”


  1. 1 Anonymous June 18, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Oh so right!!


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