A child’s perspective on why dads are special

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MECOSTA COUNTY — The importance of fathers in their children’s lives has been well-documented.

In honor of fathers everywhere, the Pioneer asked area kindergartners to share why they think dads are important, and to illustrate their answer with a picture.

\We then selected a few responses from each participating classroom and some of the artwork — a hard choice, because they all were heartfelt sentiments. Per a request, we have preserved the children’s original spelling, but we’ve included the intended words in parentheses for clarity, in case there would be a question.

Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated.

“I love my dad because he like to love me.” — Murphy, St. Mary Catholic School

“The most important thing that my dad does is that he tickles my brother and I on our feet.” — Lily, Mecosta Elementary

“I love my dad because I like to color with him. I like my dad.” — Wyatt, St. Mary Catholic School

“The most important thing that my dad does is takes me on rides. He takes me to T-Ball.” — Tyler, Mecosta Elementary

“Dads are special because they play Capture the Flag.” — Jonathan, St. Peter’s Lutheran School

“The most important thing that my dad does is my dad helps me on (in) the barn.” — George, Mecosta Elementary

“I love my dad because he helps me plant things.” — Sunny, St. Peter’s Lutheran School

“The most important thing that my dad does is my dad puts away my basketball.” — Silas, Mecosta Elementary

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Posted by Candy Allan

Candy is the Pioneer's associate editor. She also coordinates the Family & Friends, Religion and Parenting pages. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8386 or by e-mail at callan@pioneergroup.com.

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