This is a sponsored post for Father’s day as part of Oral-B’s Power of Dad campaign. I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Oral-B. Oral-B provided us with content, product, access or other forms of payment. All opinions are my own.
Being a dad is the most wonderful thing in the world.
Sure, some days are harder than others and it can be very stressful. But, ask any guy who is a father if it is worth it and he’ll say yes.
When Oral-B contacted me about taking part in this program I was a bit hesitant. Brands don’t always shine a light on dads in a light that I’m comfortable with. But, after watching this video I agreed to take part.
The Power of Dad is an important thing. I remember many moments growing up (and still to this day) when my dad gave me pause and I realized how great of a father he was.
One memory that comes to mind is when he took my son on his first canoe trip.
Outdoor activities had always been a part of my life growing up. No matter how much I complained or wanted to do something else, my dad always took us on hikes, camping and canoeing.
I’m thankful he did this because as I grew older, I learned to love these activities. To this day some of my happiest moments are when I’m dirty, tired, but outside in nature.
We went canoeing and I got to see first hand my dad being excited about being a grandfather.
He was teaching my son how to paddle, skip rocks and the basics of how to handle a canoe. Sure, he was too small to appreciate it at the time, but I realized that I was witnessing the same lessons he had taught me when I was too young to remember them all.
I think part of the #powerofdad is that you don’t realize how much you are passing on to your kids when you are doing it. You hope that they keep the important stuff, but it may take years before they hit home and you find out if they stick or not!
Thanks dad for always teaching me to love nature even when I didn’t want to!
I also want to thank Oral-B for asking me this question and for shining a light on dads. I wish more brands realized the importance of fathers and it honestly was easy to say yes when the campaign is done as well as this one is.
Hope all the dads out there have a great Father’s Day and feel free to share your own stories.