Sitcoms Are Giving Dads A Bad Reputation!
My family was watching an episode of “Good Luck Charlie” the other night. It was the usual story; one of the children did something they were not supposed to and they were thinking up an elaborate story to fool their father. Then one of their friends said, “why do you need to make up such a complicated story? This is your dad, you can say anything and he’ll believe it.”
This has what has come of fathers on TV shows these days. They are dumb, lazy, selfish and careless. The show acts like the father is helpless without the wife and the saying “Oh Dad!” is a common term on most Sitcoms. When did this happen? Sure, it is funny and I laugh but at times it gets really old and gives children a bad example on what a dad really is. My husband even mentioned his offence to this “dad stereotype”.
To me a dad is someone who helps raise a child or children, with or without the help of the mother. A person who will discipline as well as sooth and comfort their child. A man that will help their child learn and grow in a nurturing environment. A man that doesn’t sit on the couch all day or spend his free time with everyone but his family, all the while providing for this family that he started. This is what a dad really is. My husband is one of them.
What Disney, TBS and NBC don’t seem to realize is those “dads” they portray are not what real dads are. Sure they will have a few episodes where they finally act like they notice and care for their children but are still so helpless when the mom’s away. I’m not saying that all dads are perfect I myself know several that don’t even deserve the title of Dad. I am just saying that the writers of these shows need to give the dad’s more credit and more of a brain then what I have been seeing. Dad’s are great! Let’s hear it for dad’s everyone! (Yes I know I skipped over the whole mother’s day blog this year but I think for once dad’s need a little attention too.)