These dads would argue that every day is Father's Day when they get to spend time with their kids. Here are their favorite moments.

father and son asleep on floor with shaggy rug
Credit: Don Diaz

What Dads Love

Being a Kid Again

I love that fatherhood has brought me back to all those simple pleasures I had long forgotten. I can now hold my own during a tea party and sing the words to hundreds of toddler tunes. I'm also proud to say the joys of playing hide-and-seek and follow the leader have finally returned to me as a 47-year-old man.

-- Rick, Plainfield, New Hampshire

Funny Talk

The best part about being a father is receiving an unexpected call at work from my toddler. Even though I'm an hour away, I feel so close to my son while we talk. Sitting there, listening to him loudly blow raspberries and laughing into the phone always gives me a much-needed chuckle.

-- Adam, Stow, Ohio

Family Time

Sometimes on Saturday mornings, my wife and I will place our toddler in bed between us and have some family cuddle time. I love it when our daughter crawls over to me, gives me a hug, and lays her little head on my shoulder.-- Jim, Taylorsville, Kentucky

Early Riser

I wake up to the sound of my daughter's voice on the baby monitor, at an hour way too early for me to ever consider rising on my own. I love entering her room and seeing the look of joy on her face as she smiles at me. I get such pleasure knowing she recognizes me as her father.-- James, Maspeth, New York

Learning Experiences

My favorite part of being a new father is watching my daughter grow and learn. I love being a witness to all her new lessons and discoveries.

-- Scott, Crestview, Florida

Sleeping Beauty

It doesn't matter if it's three o'clock in the afternoon or three o'clock in the morning, whenever my 7-month-old daughter falls asleep on my chest, I can't help but feel a complete sense of awe at what I helped create.

-- Stephen, Fishers, Indiana

Giggle Girl

The best part of being a father is hearing my baby laugh when I tickle her. Her big and hearty chuckle just warms my heart!

-- Clint, Tooele, Utah

Happy Days

Each night when I get home from work, my 2-year-old son runs to greet me with a big hug and kiss. No matter how bad a day I've had, his reception always makes me feel better.-- John, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Sweet Silence

Each morning after I wake, I pick up my 7-month-old son and, before we do anything, I hug him for a full minute in complete silence. This intimate time we share each day is sacred and one of my favorite parts of being his dad.-- Frank, Omaha, Nebraska

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