Growing up without my dad had delayed effects. Though I didn't necessarily feel it when I was a kid, as I got older, I definitely felt the pain of not having a relationship with my real dad. Even now as an adult, I feel like I missed out on something that I'll never be able to get back. So, when I see parenting memes about fatherhood, it further confirms how important it is that my future children have a father as great as some of the ones I see on Twitter.
Although my stepdad was a great man who filled in for my biological dad, we didn't really have a close relationship. I never thought it was a big deal, but now I look back and wish we could have had a stronger relationship. To be honest, I think that's why I always get so excited when I see my niece and her dad together, because it's literally like I'm living the experience through them. Mix that in with my weekly Twitter scouring, and I've found a way to briefly get in on the feeling I didn't have as a kid.
There's really nothing like a kid having their father, so if you need a way to brighten your day or need someone to relate to, these 15 fatherhood memes are perfect.