"Dear Son,

Thank you for being my ticket to ‘Papa-Land.’ Since your birth, I've often thought of how I could be a more ‘Present Dad’ in your life. So last week I made a rather radical decision. Expecting the entire lifetime’s quota of hugs, I came home & announced to your mom “I'm going to be a SAHD (Stay-at-Home-Dad)”

With that behind me, I've been dwelling over why I'm always on the lookout to being a more involved father. I realized it has a lot to do with me! Though I'm not as vocal as your mom, I want to grab this Father’s Day to make a few confessions.

1# You are my best buddy!

I don’t think I enjoy being with anybody as much as I like being with you. Just being with you beats everything & I hope you'll choose to be my friend forever!

2# I can dance around you with no judgement!

It is enough that you want to shake a leg with me. It doesn’t matter if there’s rhythm. All that matters is that there’s music, you & me! Together we can shed inhibitions, abandon worries about appearances & just embrace happiness.

3# I love seeing you bored!

I might be able to get you everything you ask, but wonder if you need it. Besides I like to see you bored sometimes because boredom stirs the imagination & I love it when you imagine. When you collected that bag of sand from the construction site, combined it with water & soap to create a little ocean in the backyard, I knew that your mind imagines great things when it is ideal.

4# I will let you struggle!

I know this sounds hurtful, but I cannot let you live in over-gratification of things. While I'll be right with you should you need me, some fights shall be yours to fight.

5# I cry sometimes!

Yes, I do. Just like you & mom feel sad, hurt & pain, I do too. And it is ok to show it. Society may create this image of men being tough, not showing their feelings, but remember; it is important to show & share what you feel.

6# I love pink too!

I love the color pink & it suits you a lot. Don’t let colors blind your perception of yourself. Don’t let the silliness of society’s ideas stop you. Be confident. Be brave.

And always remember, I love you buddy!


Arshad Jhatam


Awesome 👌👌👌

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