The Ease Of Being A Good Dad

and the difficulty of being a good mum.

Alisdair Horgen
Sep 6, 2020 · 9 min read

I hear, “You’re a good dad,” and feel empowered. I smile back, brimming with pride, and say thanks as I move along with my almost-two-year-old son. Today he’s in the shopping trolley as we look into each other’s faces. We speak a kind of almost language as his words are still forming — but we understand each other perfectly. I secretly tell him to…