When our son wanted a dad, my wife and I felt like we had just taken a big hit. We’d always known that there was no other choice but to wait for him to grow out of this phase (gesture suggesting he was still in it) and then we would have some real, meaningful family time. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do about it. So in late 2021, when my son was five, my wife and I made an appointment to meet his pediatrician so he could obtain his shots. This was not an easy task. After a few tense moments, I was finally told by the doctor that my son did not want a dad; he wanted a mom.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, that this must be a total and utter waste of time. That is only partially true. The truth is, when my son first announced he did not want a dad, it opened my eyes to a new way of parenting. The way most parents see things is through a sense of entitlement, where they feel they are entitled to everything their children want or need. We were used to that sort of mindset and had adopted it during our time as parents.
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What I realized as a father when my son said he didn’t want a dad was that my job was to get him to understand that his wants and desires were simply a fact of life. They were inevitable, and my job was to work with him to make sure he understood those realities. In that manner, he would begin to realize that dad was a blessing. And a wonderful one at that.