Like a mother, a father is also born with his child. What existed before was just a biologically potent man, but not a father. What is life is God’s gift, but the best guidance in life is gifted by a father.
As a child, a boy and a girl have the same innocence and bear the same vulnerability of emotions and thoughts, but where a girl is appreciated for her softer attitude, boys are expected to be tough like a man.Too many expectations on those little shoulders, when they aren’t that strong yet!
As I was growing up, I often heard my male friends and cousins saying “Father doesn’t understand us. He’s always bossy. “Dad is always busy. Dad shouts at mom” … and more. (Even a girl’s father could behave the same way.
A father may goes through several temperamental swings between work and family. He spends so much time securing the future of the kids that often, bonding can get sidelined. Many times, though kids understand their father’s sacrifices yet they can’t overcome the thought they wish their father could have been little more friendly, a little less busy.
Before penning this article I had some good discussions with a few of my male friends, brothers and other guys I know more casually via several social media platforms. I wanted to learn how they see their father or what did they expect as a child. As a daughter, I knew my expectations! And ore or less, the views are similar.
So, here I list those expectations: