The Dads in our lives mean the world to us.  They often go to work, come home to help the kids with homework, and repair a plumbing problem.  Then they go to bed to get up and do it all over again the next day.

Being a Daddy is a tough job.  But it’s definitely got its perks, too!

Father’s Day will soon be here, and what better time to have a man’s perspective on the blog?  I asked my Hubby to give us a little idea about being a Dad and why it’s all worth it.

Here’s why Hubby (aka Daddy) says It’s All Worth It

On Father's Day and every day, it's all worth it. Read about what makes it all worth it for this Daddy. Then share your own story about those special parenting moments for the chance to be featured with #GrowingUpGerber.

If you look at my resume, you’ll see that I’ve had several jobs over the course my career.  I have a fairly robust skill set for a person in my position in my career.

I’m in a line of work that makes time one of my most valuable resources.  I’m stretched thin at the office and at home.

But the toughest, and best job I’ve ever had, or will ever have, is being dad to our five kids.

Daddy and boy walkingI won’t wax poetic on the difference between a job and a career, but I’m comfortable describing being a dad as a job.  Not because I expect pay to do it, but because it takes work.  Hard work.

My family counts on me as the sole breadwinner, and that can be stressful at times.

That’s why those special moments of joy and happiness are so important in the daily grind.  Those moments give me the strength I need to pick myself off the mat and fight another round.

My most recent source of these moments has been our little guy.  He’s growing to the stage where he’s quite active and is becoming a pretty intense little sports fan.

After a long day at the office, there’s nothing as uplifting as him asking me, “Hey, Dad!  Hey, Dad!  Want to shoot basketball?”

No matter what’s going on in the world around, those are the requests for my time that I have to say yes to.  IMG_4842

He’s not quite 3 feet tall, and the 10 foot rim can be daunting.  But with me supporting him (er, holding him on my shoulders to shoot), he gets closer to reaching his goal.

These are the moments that he may not remember when he’s grown, but I know that I will.

I won’t remember the annoyance of conference calls that went on too long.  I’ll likely have forgotten which toy I tripped over in the middle of the night.  But I’ll remember holding that little guy over my head so he can shoot his first baskets.  And that pay is irreplaceable.

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Happy Father’s Day!  You can join in the fun, too.  Join us on Instagram where you can share your parenting moments that make it all worth it.  Use the tag #GrowingUpGerber for the chance to be their chosen picture of the week.

Money saving hint…there’s a link for exclusive savings (think coupons) there, too!

What special moments make it all worth it for you as a parent?

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