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What Does It Even Mean to Have a'Dad Bod' Anymore?
The phrase has evolved over time, so let's crack a cold one, plop down on the recliner, and break it down.The phrase"dad bod" refers to an average guy who doesn't have a lean, shredded physique. He might instead have a paunch or visible beer belly, without being hugely overweight—just like the stereotypical suburban father of a nuclear family. And while plenty of language surrounding differing body types—especially those considered less conventionally desirable, like"skinny fat" before it—can be laden with judgment or derision,"dad bod" originated as be a term of endearment.
Mike Weber had just worked a 12-hour overnight shift as an operating room charge nurse when he came home to find his wife, Monica, struggling to get their four kids out the door.
"It was snowy out and I was trying to convince the kids to cooperate and get dressed so we could run down the road for some groceries," Monica Weber told. "My husband saw I was not being successful and was a tad stressed, so he insisted the kids stay with him while I grabbed some groceries and a bit of alone time."
Although he wanted to help his wife out, Mike was exhausted, so he came up with a genius plan.
"When I got back I called my son to help with the groceries and he begged me to be really quiet as I came in because they were doing 'realism art,'" said Weber. "When I walked in, they were all sitting quietly drawing my husband asleep on the couch. When I asked what they were doing they said, 'Dad promised a chocolate bar to the person who has the most complete drawing and said if we were loud and woke him up before everyone was done then he would move and we would have to start all over so please be quiet so he doesn't wake up.'"
I Am Bold, I Am Brilliant, I Am Beautiful: Try Self-Affirmations From Ashley Graham
Affirmations may act as powerful tools to center your energy and mend your mental health, but standing in front of a mirror and looking yourself square in the eyes while repeating phrases that you might not believe - or even just writing them down - can seem like a difficult task. And, they can feel downright awkward at first, something model Ashley Graham knows all too well. "It's awkward because a lot of the time what you're saying feels like a lie," Graham told POPSUGAR - if you are reciting affirmations aloud, your voice might be shaky, too, she added.
Weber snapped a photo of her kids, who range in age from 12 to 5, and, commending her husband for his ingenuity.
"I'm pretty sure he's the most brilliant man I've ever known," Weber wrote in the now viral post. "The winner gets a chocolate, but let's be honest; he is the one winning."
Weber says her husband is always coming up with parenting hacks like the impromptu art lesson. And, the Colorado mom knows parenting can be lonely and overwhelming, so she's thrilled that her post went viral and made so many other parents laugh.
"You have times in your parenting journey where the house is a mess, the kids are fighting and everyone is acting crazy — and then there are times like this where it seems all the stars align so I figured it was something worth celebrating," said Weber. "My husband is notorious for reminding me to celebrate the little things that bring us joy so all the tough days don't swallow you up, and this was just another example of one of his off-the-wall ideas making lasting memories for our kids."
This story was originally published in January 2020.
How Often You Should Replace Your Toothbrush (and What Happens When You Don’t) .
Learn how often you should replace your toothbrush and the likelihood of getting gum disease and other problems if you don't. The post How Often You Should Replace Your Toothbrush (and What Happens When You Don’t) appeared first on Reader's Digest.You may prolong replacing your frayed toothbrush to get a few more uses, but it's best to do it sooner rather than later.