This video is making it’s way around the internets with some proclaiming Missouri resident Emio Tomeoni, as the world’s greatest dad, ostensibly since he looks to be having fun with his son during his wife’s 110 minute absence. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a cute video, and hats off to Emio for making video memories he’ll treasure as his boy gets big. But let’s not lionize a man, or woman, beyond reason for spending some time with his kids. Until we get over this dichotomy of man hero versus absent dad, we won’t make any progress on convincing the millions of uninvolved dads that what Emio is doing is what every dad should be doing when he has a few hours with his baby son.
Fun video to watch. It brings back memories.