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05/15/2014 12:05 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2014

25 Reasons Kids Should Be Left Alone With Their Dads

Making fun of dads because they are "pretty much just giant children" is soooooooo 2011. Maybe y'all ain't heard, but dads are getting all sorts of respect lately -- not because they're doing anything different, but because -- ugh -- who didn't want to loosen up the grip a little, amirite?

Buzzfeed didn't get the memo, so they put out a hilarious article titled "24 Reasons Kids Should Never Be Left Alone With Their Dads". And besides some of the photos being genuinely funny with no real gender-specific blame to lather onto dad, it's just kind of, well, you know... phoned in.

But here's the thing: when you beat dads down over and over and make moms distrustful of them (even in jest), all it makes society say is "don't leave your kids alone with dad -- you KNOW what they do!" And then guess who has to deal with the pressure of raising kids, working, and doing their damn thing? Moms. So lay off, kk?

In light of this, I present to you 24 reasons (plus a bonus, you motherlovers) your kids should be left alone with their dads.

1. They're Not Too Cool for Selfies


Because honestly, if a kid silly face will brighten your kid's day, you check your pride and do it.

2. They Make the Coolest Lunch Pack-ins


Look for a Q&A with this dude here soon. Incredible work.

3. They're Not Afraid of Creepy-Crawlies


There's a couple of good "lizard" euphemisms I'll pass up here.

4. They Know Their Way Around a Garden


And teaching a love for eating right!

5. The Best Family Portraits EVAR


Like, honestly.

6. They'll Be At Every Game


Even if they've got two broken legs, they'll make it there.

7. Family Movies in the Man-Cave


Because it's just a cave if it's not filled with family.

8. They'll Wait Hours to Get You Next to the Trophy


You won't care now, son, but when you're older, it'll be cool to have a pic of three generations next to that thing.

9. Discipline Is Sometimes in Character


Though really, everything BatDad does is in character.

10. Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance is a Number One Priority!


But you know what I mean.

11. They're Into Crafts

And not above making up superheroes.

12. They Will Tell the Hell Out of a Story

Anything to make a bedtime story better.

13. They Beam With Pride


About everything their kids do -- big and small.

14. They Make Great Pillows


And they don't just run to Twitter to complain about it and demand wine.

15. They Aren't Afraid


When their child arrived, they dove right in.

16. They Will Be Your Training Wheels


Until you can go it alone.

17. Seriously, the BEST Lunch Notes


We Q&A'd with this guy! Read it here!

18. They're Not Afraid to Hold You Close


And take you everywhere.

19. They Let Their Kids Play With Their Old Toys


Because you can't take it with you when you're gone.

20. They Will Ride That Ride


Because it means a lot to you, son.

21. They Have Good Advice


Sometimes so good that it ends up in a book.

22. They Have a Conference About Being a Good Dad


And the support there flows. Pic of dad blogger Lorne Jaffe.

23. They Can Show Mercy


From BusyDadBlog: "She said 'aw it's so cute' and proceeded to pet this fish. Of course we had to let it go."

24. They Will Catch You


Not just when you fall, but when you jump.

25. They Honor Their Spouses With Pictures Too


Because if they didn't respect their spouses, why would they be raising a kid with them?!

Your move, Buzzfeed.

This blog post originally appeared on 8BitDad.

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