For me, and I think for a lot other dads too, most of our inspiration for being the best dad we can comes from people close to us.
If your own father was a great dad, well, that’s the best source right there. But there are also times when we watch coworkers or neighbors or distant relatives or even strangers in the supermarket somehow touching on the art of being a good papa, revealing a little of the magic of fatherhood to us in their own simple actions, unaware that we are even watching them … and learning.
But, at the same time, sometimes it’s also sort of a kick to look at superheroes, too.
Sometimes it’s really intriguing to take a peek at which Masters of the Universe are also dads, because within that knowledge, there is also a good bit of fatherly inspirado to be gained as well.
Learning about rock stars and presidents and great novelists and famous actors who are also dads and seeing that the rich, the famous, and most importantly, the accomplished, have all managed to commit themselves to fatherhood (and make mistakes like us normals, too), even in the middle of their bustling careers, indicates just how important it actually is to be a dad, no matter how busy we are, and no matter how many big important things we might get caught up in.
Hey, we say to ourselves,”If that guy can find the time to be a good father in the middle of being a huge star, well then I should be able to do that too.” At least, I do. I’m always interested in who is a father in this world. I’m always interested in who are the other dads.
So, for Father’s Day coming up and all, I figured I’d put together a look at some of the greatest sports legends alive who also happen to be fathers. Sure, I don’t have a spy camera trained on their homes to know exactly how they’re doing as dads, but it’s sort of cool to imagine the biggest, baddest home-run hitters of our time changing nasty diapers or holding a tiny hand in the park the exact same way that I and you do.
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