I would like to first start by presenting myself, my name is Leonard and I am a hipster dad ?!
You may be asking yourself “what the heck is a hipster daddy?” and I’m here to tell you that before this week I had no Idea exactly what a hipster even was. Allow me to describe a bit about myself and afterwards this hipster label may be more clear to we all in the future. I am 30 years of ages and I have two lovely kids. My daughter is 12, and my son 7, so I am thought about a reasonably young daddy having had my first youngster at 18. I am tattoo ‘d in visible areas, I color my hair cool colors, (currently my hair is brown with pastel pink ends), and in some cases I even put on holey pants and chat to pick my kids up from school! \* GASP \*.
However with that being said I think I am a fantastic father. My kids have actually been instructed to be courteous, respectful, caring, kind, and open minded dwarfs. I listen to their schoolwork, I am part of the pta, and am always their biggest supporter. Now a few of you may think i’m bragging, however I ensure you i’m not.
The reason behind my description of the character I posess as a moms and dad, is due to the consistent stereotype put upon me because of the way I look. It is quite often assumed that I have some wild and insane life. Nights filled with liquor, bars, and rock and roll, however trust me my evening regimen is filled by my children and other half. Normal daily things like homework, handling bathtimes, nagging for the tidy up of rooms, locating toys, and filling the job of short order cook. Then there are tales to be read and kids to be tucked into bed. I do not generally have the energy after that to stay up for so much as a motion picture or television reveal let alone a wild night of partying. I cant even remember my last women night out which I guarantee you is a lot more docile that I even care to admit typically supper wine and me in my leaporad footy pjs by 11pm at the most up to date.
I am utilized to people staring at my tattoo’s and most are courteous and attempt to not let me capture their stares, but I have likewise had some actually nasty, close-minded individuals dis- regard me. I have had a woman come near me while I was doing my banking, with my kids by my side and begin screaming that I was doing the devils work and I would never ever make it to heaven with the means I am living and pointing at my tattoo’s in disgust. When my kids initially began school, for months the principal and school secretary wouldnt even acknowledge me when I greeted them! I am an incredibly friendly bubbly lady who happens to have some tattoo’s, holey pants, and an excellent converse collection. Does any of that validate somebody casting unfavorable judgements upon me? I just don’t comprehend people in some cases. Is the lady who labeled me a devils desciple any better than I? While she stood their casting her judgements and scaring my youngsters to the point of tears? Is that one of heavens future homeowners? I can not think that we allow individuals to gush hate in this world over a physical attribute, a design selection, or a piece of art that I choose to wear happily on my body! My feedback is generally to just take my youngsters and stroll away either saying nothing at all or simply mumbling the expression “everyone has a right to their beliefs and opinions.”.
Things at the school have actually improved, I decline to stop showing my smile or bubbly personality. I have actually hosted various school functions and chaperoned numerous a field trip. Killing with kindness is exactly how I opt to take care of the negativity ultimately people cave and let their gaurd down and its ok.
I was at the school recently waiting to pick up my child, and gathering with other parents when among them looked at me and said your like one of those “hipster dads”! Now the meaning of a hipster is a subculture of people who value independent thinking, and non conformity. They are socially aware and eco friendly, So I thought a few minutes about a statement the woman had plainly suggested to be an unfavorable, and said to her “why yes I am, exactly how lovely for you to acknowledge my cost-free thinking, world concious beliefs based only on the style I forecast.” “I do think the most inginuitive individuals of our time were free spirited independent thinkers!” She just looked at me in utter resentment and turned on her heels to stand throughout the space. I stood there that day lastly feeling at ease because school with a large smile on my face.
Yea that’s me I’m a hipster papa and darn pleased with it!