Happy Father’s day softball Dads

Softball dads
Softball dads

Where did the word “Dad” come from?

Why is Mother called “Mama” or “Mommy”

Why is Father not called “Fafa” or “Fafy”

These are some question people have asked online.  Hilarious isn’t it? According to known research, the word “Dad” actually is just coined out of baby babble of “Dada” and “Daddy” and originated in the late 1500’s.  I guess certain words are easy for babies to babble and “mama” and “dada” are some of these.

One thing I have noticed on the softball fields is the huge number of actively involved dads in their daughter’s lives.  That is so wonderful to see in this day and age when all you hear in the media is negative news of uninvolved dads and other negative things about dads.

The softball dads usually have different problems.  “Dad, I forgot to take my earrings off, can you take it out for me?” and after the game is over, “Dad, where did you put my earrings? Those were my favorite ones.” ” Dad, my softball bow got stuck inside my helmet.” ” Dad, my laces are untied.”

I have and I bet you have seen the most dedicated Dads in the field during the tournaments and endless practices 2 or 3 times a week.

Have you noticed that for Mother’s day there is usually no games and for Father’s day there is always a tournament!  Yes, we have a tournament in Stockton this weekend for our 12 U team.  I want to take this time to wish all the dad’s a wonderful Father’s day.  Our girls are very lucky to have a organization full of very dedicated dads who would rather be in the field under the hot sun rather than doing anything else.

I think the best dad I have ever seen in my life is my dear husband. I am not saying that because I am partial, may be I am 🙂 but he  truly is a great dad.  This is how it goes in my house, when kids get sick or unhappy or hungry, they come to me and when they want to have fun then, it always is Dad! He is the cool one in the family, who doesn’t mind getting wet or dirty with the kids, always pushing the kids to the limits in a positive way. At first they may complain when he wakes them up bright and early to do something but later on we always find out (like, when we go to open house at kid’s school), there is always an article about how much fun they had with dad doing some activity.  When the kids say to me “Let’s ask what daddy thinks or what dad has to say about this”, that is a sign that they trust his words and respect his opinions.  I think that is truly the only thing real dads care about.

I bet your kids have similar opinions and stories.

What do you do for Father’s day?  Take dad out to eat? Buy him his favorite presents? Watch movies with him? My kids really couldn’t figure out what to buy their dad this year.  We have got something small that he needs but mostly it will be plenty of hugs and an apple pie.

Once again “Happy Father’s day to all the softball dads, step dads and grandpa’s out there”.  Your girls truly need you and appreciate everything you do for them.  There won’t be many softball teams without you. Thank you.

Would love to hear from you :-)