Thursday, November 13, 2008

Father of the Year

Yesterday, I saw a dad carrying his month old baby. Not the mum, the dad. It was a beautiful sight, the tiny bundle snug in the sturdy hands of whom he will call papa one day. Daddy dear walked a lil straighter, proud of his baby and kept close to Mum. He made sure she had a good seat, settled her bag filled with baby essentials and carefully handed baby over. About half hour later, he came over to check if both baby and mum are doing well. And the whole process repeated. He carried the baby (the right way mind you!), fixed the clothes, helped the mum with the bag and left.

Every single movement caught my eye. And I’m absolutely certain; mine wasn’t the only pair of eyes fixed on this man. It is so rare to see a dad holding and caring for a child instead of just the mum that I felt a little stunned at what was unfolding in front of me. It’s a little sad don’t you think that even I have became accustomed to seeing only mothers with babies.

Yesterday, a man earned a new found respect. Men are from venus and woman from mars but on earth yesterday, this one single man gave me new light and hope of my fellow comrades. May more of this caring, fatherly figures who are unafraid to display love and affection, lest being called tak macho or controlled-by-your-wife, be part of my generation. Wishful thinking? I hope to be proven wrong.

7 comments:

Crabbed!! said...

"Yesterday, a man earned a new found respect"

"this one single man gave me new light and hope of my fellow comrades"

Were we that bad??...to think that I might be a contributor that left you with that impression on men....Ouch.

sakura said...

haha, well, not all guys r bad la..
but, tat one person could create a good/bad impression tat represents the whole species ^^

Crabbed!! said...

Ahh...point taken.

Will behave the next time I see you guys...

Ohkulala said...

sakura & crabbed: seriously, the sight was mesmerising. i dont ever remember seeing a guy carrying his child before. perhaps that's why it was so shocking. i'm not in any way implying guys are terrible. just when it comes to babies, that sight was completely new to me!

dhssraj said...

i think as the generations pass, boundaries are being broken more and more actually... i t see the things my cousins do for their wives/family my uncles/dad never did for theirs... men just didnt do those things back then! change for the better? heh.

Sanjeev said...

cmon kul...u should come to my hometown during cny...
then u can see how many babies i had to carry!
or be the monsters for the lil ultramen
or the horse, the punching bag, or the gambling banker who must lose his money....

owh, remember to bring joss sticks and offering. if that 1 man can earn ur respect, u need to build an altar for me!
wkakakakaa

Ohkulala said...

dhssraj: yeah, there is hope, with time boundaries break and men do too for the better.

sanjeev: an altar! wah, this one damn melampau man. lol