From fitness dad to foodie dad, which one do you have?
First Published 22, Sep 2020, 5:37 PM
Today, we will list out few types of commonly-found dads that you can personally identify with, or have known or met someone exactly like that
Fitness Dad: Talk about dedication when it comes to keeping fit, the fitness freak dad can be sergeant-like when it comes to his fitness regime. His mantra is: a fit body equals a fit mind - a la lean mean fighting machine. Even when he's on a vacation, he's unlikely to skip a workout. Typically, this dad will ensure that the rest of his family is in shape, too. Unsurprisingly, a quick scroll through his smartphone will also reveal a number of fitness-based apps. The fitness dad likes to keep things fresh and new by switching up his workout. Like the foodie dad, this fitness dad knows his protein shakes and weights like no other. If seen in the gym, he's the kind of spotter you're looking for. When he's not exercising, he's exchanging fitness information.
Foodie Dad: Ever ready to experiment with new cuisines, this kind of dad is super enthusiastic where food is concerned. It's quite likely that he loves food a touch more than his family (kidding). When he’s not eating and exploring new culinary frontiers, he’s probably rustling up an inventive dish or two. His secret desire is hoping his children will join his culinary escapades. He's in his element when he is around like-minded individuals - just watch his eyes sparkle. The foodie dad finds an opportunity to pepper his conservation with family and friends (much to their chagrin, sometimes) on little nuggets of culinary wisdom. He's the veritable Wikipedia, if you will, on all things food. If there's potluck involved, you know who to call!
Gadget Dad: These are a few of my favourite things As evident, this type of dad loves his gadgets. He's the go-to guy when it comes to recommending the latest device (based on your budget), to personally installing gadgets and ensuring that his home is his tech haven. The good thing about having this type of dad is that he's your personal gadget guru who can solve your woes at any given time. It's also possible that he's got a fairly comprehensive collection of gadgets from yore, and nostalgically reminisces the growth of technology, and is just ecstatic and immensely grateful to be a part of this technologically advanced journey.
Hobby Horse Dad: This kind of dad can surprise you with his love for hobbies - both run-of-the-mill and unusual ones. It's a great way to get to know him as a person, and not as a "father". Whether it's remodelling old clocks or cars to building environmentally friendly solutions, the hobby horse dad invariably spends hours on end in his garage / man-cave, painstakingly working and crafting that perfect look. Incidentally, this type of dad is a warehouse of random and obscure information, and would be the right person to win a night of trivia, wouldn't you agree?
Adventure Dad: Whether it's jumping out of a plane or swimming with sharks, this dad's personal motto is "if you're not living on the edge, you're wasting too much space." Often, seen with a bucket-list of things that need to be crossed off, or fine-tuning activities that's done before, but would like to do again with a twist. No adventure is too big or small for him. He slowly ticks the items off his to-do list one adventure at a time. This thrill-seeking dad is also most likely to be a member of several sporting and adventure clubs. Even in his downtime, he's been known to potter around and make customised blueprints of his next adventure - be it in his backyard, or on a different continent.