Whilst I love to champion mums and the amazing role they have in nurturing & bringing up children (often whilst trying to do a million other things at the same time!) I think the roles dads have in our lives is also huge & often not spoken about enough. My own dad played such an important part in my childhood, he was actually a stay at home dad whilst my mum worked and as such I feel like I have a really close bond with him.
Since I became a mum all of four & a half years ago now Tom has a been my biggest support. I've never felt so thankful for him than in those early newborn days where he encouraged & supported me through breastfeeding & finding my feet as a new mum to second time round when he blew up the birth pool, told me what a good job I was doing, cooled my brow, put me to bed & (horror of horror job) emptied & cleaned the pool the next morning & bringing me a full breakfast in bed. I mean obviously labour is a pretty hard work, its exhausting having a baby but I was reminded time & again during those hours & the days & weeks that proceeded how much of what I do is greatly helped by the support Tom gives quietly in the background. Lets not forget the dads.
Having Tom home this past six months with the kids has been such a wonderful thing to see. It's meant Tom & Wilf have become even closer and Mabli has bonded so closely with him too.
When I ask Tom what he wants as gifts for his birthday or celebrations like this he usually asks for some sort of tool (just like my dad did!) and a selection of craft beers. I always get him something personal from the kids & work with them on a card but I do also like to get him something from me. Well I finally after four years bought him the ladder he's been after and when Beer Hawk asked to work with me on this post I thought it was kinda the perfect partnership considering his requests ;)
Beer Hawk sent Tom the Black Belt Beer Box and they've also kindly offered a code for 15% off until fathers day if any of you guys wanted to get a last minute craft beer gift for the dads in your life, just add TIGERLILYQUINN at checkout.
What are you getting the dad/s in your life?
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