word to the dads

After I posted this little ditty about all the effort new moms go to, I got a couple tweets from our loyal dude followers: “HEY, dads do stuff too!” You're right, I know. MAN do I know. There have been a few times after long sleepless nights that Nate has really saved my butt, even though he was dragging after his own long days at work. I can't even count the number of times I've woken up in the last few months to find him holding a fresh cup of coffee and fried eggs all made up for me. Some days, I swear that's the only thing that gets me out of bed. On three hours of sleep, not much else will do it.

So yes, dads, you help keep the ship sailing…and we love you for that. Word to all the dads out there.

This video response to Fiat‘s original The Motherhood video cracked me up. I love the random 80's dance scenes, because you know this is exactly how guys think. Sometimes Nate will get a far-off look in his eyes and nine times out of ten when I ask what he's thinking, it involves obscure pop culture references and imaginary setups like whether The Cure‘s Robert Smith or Queen‘s Freddy Mercury would have won in a epic sword fight duel. Where do they come up with these things? I'm positive if I could actually see through his mind's eye at that moment, the entire scene would be laid out with fog machines, unicorns and frizzy-haired fan girls.

This is what lack of sleep does to a person. And I certainly can't blame him. Parenthood's made me a little batty, too! A recent study showed that new parents drive an average of 1,300 miles per year trying to get their children to sleep. I'm willing to bet it's the dads doing most of that driving…because you REALLY don't want me behind the wheel after I've been woken up every hour from midnight to 4am for breastfeeding sessions.

This post is sponsored by Fiat. All opinions are my own.