I am not a father yet, and I have no plans of becoming one any time soon. That said, as long as I’m not a dad, I can never have “Dad-Strength.” You know what I’m talking about, even if you haven’t heard about it before. Dads, somehow, display seemingly superhuman abilities that they didn’t have pre-children.
And, let’s be honest, no dads are working out more after having a kid. So, the only conclusion is that, upon leaving the hospital, the doctor pulls every dad aside, hands him a Dad-card (some New Balances, and a gift card to Home Depot) that works something like Green Lantern’s ring. Whoever holds that card is now extra strong, extra good at drinking beers, and can do amazing things like these two dads did this weekend, making incredible catches while also holding their kids:
(My dad can totally catch better baseball than your dad).
Holding a baby? Check. Screaming foul ball heading right towards you? Check. Coolness under pressure? Well not normally, but today: Check. And he makes the catch! Excellent work, Dad, but I think this Pirates fan shows you up just a little bit:
(Oh yeah? Well my dad can beat up your dad).
Not only does this dad make an equally impressive catch, his comes without a glove and on a home run. Both are impressive, though, and both have made their kids proud. Good work, Dads. Good work.