What I Want You to Know is a series of reader submissions. It is an attempt to allow people to tell their personal stories, in the hopes of bringing greater compassion to the unique issues each of us face. If you would like to submit a story to this series, click here. This guest post is by “Daddy and Papa”.
We want you to know that we are just like your family, our children need love, attention, hugs, encouragement, kisses and a shoulder to lean.
We want you to know that we, as men, really DO know how to care for a baby. Please know that EVERY time we go out as a family we turn heads.
We want you to know that every time we fill out an information form for school, doctor, etc., we think of how nice it would be if the form just said PARENT and was inclusive of ALL kinds of families.
We want you to know that when people see us individually with the girls they assume that we are giving "mommy" some much needed time off...
We want you to know that our girls are the most amazing, secure, smart and creative kids we know and they are PROUD to have a Daddy and Papa --- even though people are always asking "where's your mommy?"
We want you to know that even though our daughters have different skin colors and come from different backgrounds they are inseparable loving sisters.
We want you to know that a family is created by love....and we are just as much a family as your.....period.