There are some things that are undeniably dad. Despite not wanting kids until recently, I think I've always, deep down inside, had a father brewing inside of me.
I'd always make sure to have snacks in my backpack. Extra phone charging cables? Sure thing. Battery pack? Yep. Making sure everyone around me is prepared/hydrated/went to the bathroom and triple checked that they have all of their stuff before we get into the car? I've been doing that. Oh, and I've almost always had a multi-tool handy.
Now these can all just be attributes of an overly prepared person, but there's an added element of value, safety, practicality, and/or jerry-rigging to these attributes that make them dad-like. Sprinkle in a penchant for paternal protection, and you've got dad moments.
Day two with my surf coach, she’s like a little angel on my shoulder constantly feeding me knowledge and inspiration and occasionally heavy handed criticism that borders on abuse but I know it’s for my own good (joke) Thank you coach Indi you're the greatest, love u🤙🤙@Australia pic.twitter.com/jKLa6duBk5— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) March 6, 2018
Benjamin Franklin, eat your heart out.