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19 Dads Perfectly Sum Up Fatherhood in 5 Words or Less

Theresa Edwards

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Theresa Edwards is a freelance writer and professional whiner. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her family where she enjoys reading, roller derby, and complaining about the heat.

#1/20:

Some dads just have a way with words

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#1/20:

Some dads just have a way with words

If you had to describe what it is to be a good father in just five words, could you do it? It seems totally impossible to boil down such a dynamic and impactful role to just one sentence, let alone a few words.

Still, that didn't stop 19 dads from giving it the old college try anyway. Here's their take on the abbreviated definition of fatherhood.

Originally published June 2016. Updated June 2017.

#3/20:

Fair trade-off

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#3/20:

Fair trade-off

#4/20:

A challenge worth rising to

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#4/20:

A challenge worth rising to

#5/20:

Don't we all?

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#5/20:

Don't we all?

#6/20:

Chaotic fun

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#6/20:

Chaotic fun

#7/20:

So true

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#7/20:

So true

#8/20:

Ah, caffeine

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#8/20:

Ah, caffeine

#9/20:

We're all mad here

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#9/20:

We're all mad here

#10/20:

Love > sleep

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#10/20:

Love > sleep

#11/20:

Believing is half the battle

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#11/20:

Believing is half the battle

#12/20:

Truer words were never spoken

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#12/20:

Truer words were never spoken

#13/20:

Undeniably accurate

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#13/20:

Undeniably accurate

#14/20:

New and improved

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#14/20:

New and improved

#15/20:

No kidding

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#15/20:

No kidding

#16/20:

M&M and M&M

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#16/20:

M&M and M&M

#17/20:

The messy art of love

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#17/20:

The messy art of love

#18/20:

It's always you

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#18/20:

It's always you

#19/20:

Others first

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#19/20:

Others first

#20/20:

Sacrifice. Delicious sacrifice.

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#20/20:

Sacrifice. Delicious sacrifice.

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