The Modern Momma: Doting on Dad

Kristy Eckert
Kristy Eckert

With Father's Day upon us, I visited my son's second-grade class at Tyler Run Elementary School in Powell to talk about dads so I could share their musings with you.

The kids were super sweet (they all love their fathers a lot). They found a lot of commonalities (sports and naps are good, not listening to Dad is bad). But the zingers are the most fun, so we'll focus on those. I hope you get as big a kick out of reading them as I did hearing them firsthand.

Here's to you, Dads.

Happy Father's Day!

What makes your dad happy?

  • “Fishing.” –Isla
  • “Eating.” –Connor
  • “Spending time with me.” –Jackson
  • “Watching the Buckeyes win.” –Nick
  • “Brownies.” –Cooper W.
  • “Wrestling with my dog.” –Mary
  • “Peace and quiet.” –Audrey

What makes your dad upset?

  • “When one of his favorite sports teams are in a really important moment and they lose.” –Cooper W.
  • “When he saw me get braces. Because he hates spending money.” –Mary

What does your dad do at work all day?

  • “He has a 3D printer in his office.” –Aarav
  • “My dad works to make inventions—not making them, sending important emails about them. Also, if someone breaks into a website, they stop them from doing that. And whenever he's on a work trip, he brings me something.” –Kate
  • “My dad sits around and finishes a to-do list that has a million kajillion things. It's long. I've seen it!” –Gabby

Why does your mom love your dad?

  • “Because he plays with her hair perfectly.” –Maria
  • “Because they married each other.” –Max

What is your dad's favorite thing to do?

  • “Have daddy-daughter dates with me. Or take naps.” –Maria
  • “Eat spaghetti and noodles.” –Gabby
  • “I don't know, but I'm taking a guess: me jumping on him.” –Cooper T.

How does your dad show you he loves you?

  • “By wrestling me.” –Tyler
  • “He sleeps with me five extra minutes until I fall asleep. But sometimes I fake sleep, then I get up and read.” –Maria

Who is your dad's hero?

  • “LeBron James and Tom Brady.” –Vachan
  • “Iron Man.” –Connor
  • “My fat, chubby dog.” –Mary
  • “Larry Bird. He played in the 1990s and 1980s and 1970s. He was a really good basketball player.” –Cooper W.
  • “It's a singer. It's Bruce something.” –Gabby
  • “Mommy.” –Aarav
  • “He hasn't told me about his life.” –Max

Kristy Eckert is a Powell mom and founder of Kristy Eckert Communications. You can reach her at