Right now, ManofTheHouse.com has a contest going on to find out who will be the World’s Greatest TV Dad.
This is such a fun contest! It’s bringing back a flood of memories for me. They’ve got dads from the TV shows I grew up watching: Cliff Huxtable, Danny Tanner, Jason Seaver, Carl Winslow, Charles Ingalls, Tony Miscelli… as well as dads from the shows I currently watch: Phil Dunphey, Adam Braverman, Richard Castle, Eric Taylor.
Voting is in the early stages, so they’ve got 32 of the best tv dads paired up to compete against each other. Those that survive this round will go on to compete in the next round, as it will continue until the winner of the World’s Greatest TV Dad title is determined.
If I could select the winner right now, I’d have to pick Charles Ingalls. He was a hard working man who loved his family more than anything. He was devoted, strong, and strict, but at the same time, he could laugh and joke and carry on. He gave his family 100% – and more.
I was so blessed to have a dad in my life that was like that. My dad worked hard, held a firm hand over us, and was the biggest goofball on the planet. (Think Tim Taylor.) I never, ever doubted that my dad loved me, because he showed me every day that he was here on earth. He’s gone now, but for the first 19 years of my life, I was the luckiest daughter in the entire world. Sure, my dad embarrassed the snot out of me. That’s what dads do. I’ll never forget all those years of playing basketball with my dad sitting in the stands at every home game. You could hear him shouting louder than anyone else in the gymnasium. I remember shaking my head in embarrassment, wishing he could be anywhere but there. But now, I’d give anything to look up in the stands and see him cheering my kids on at their games. I’ll never get the chance to see that, so I’ll just be eternally grateful that he loved me enough to come and cheer me on every chance he got… no matter how embarrassing it was back then.
Now, I’m grown up, married, with a family of my own. And the man I choose to marry is such an amazing father. He loves his kids more than words can speak, and you can see it in his eyes any time you look at him. He works hard, and he works a lot to support our large family, but he loves to goof off and have a great time as often has he can. My kids are so blessed to have a dad like him.
I have had a ball voting in the World’s Greatest TV Dad contest. I’ve picked all my favorite dads for this round, and I can’t wait to see who moves on to the next round.
Head on over to ManofTheHouse.com and check out the World’s Greatest TV Dad contest. Then, cast your vote for your favorite dads, and leave your thoughts in the comment section on any page – or every page, if you’d like!
Here are the rules, straight from ManofTheHouse.com:
There aren’t many. Vote as many times as you’d like, as often as you wish. Each new round of voting begins at 12:01 AM Monday morning and ends at 11:59 PM Sunday night. Share your favorites with your friends, get them on your side and get them to vote, then debate with other voters in the comments below. Tell us what you think makes dad great today – the attributes you believe make a good father and how the role has changed over the last 50 years.
Remember – vote early, and vote often to help your favorite dad move up in the bracket.
I can’t wait to see which TV dad is crowned World’s Greatest TV Dad!
Now tell me: Which TV Dad are YOU voting for?
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate.