My Two Daddies by Jerry Mahoney
You might think Father’s Day with two dads would be double the fun, but even in a nontraditional family like mine, we deal with some very traditional conflicts. As the stay-home parent, it’s hard not to feel unappreciated sometimes. I learned pretty quickly that jjust because my spouse and I are the same sex doesn’t mean the kids always view us equally.
When my partner and I became parents, we decided that we both wanted to be called “Daddy.” That’s what we called our dads, and it was the term to which we always aspired. We knew it might be confusing at times, but we looked forward to finding out how the kids would distinguish us when they needed to. To my surprise, they had no problem coming up with creative ways to describe their two dads – ways that weren’t always flattering!
ABOUT JERRY: Jerry Mahoney is a stay-home dad to four-year-old twins and a blogger at Mommy Man: Adventures of a Gay Superdad. His memoir, Mommy Man: How I Went From Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad, is now available.
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