Being a parent is tough enough but being a single parent is even tougher. In order to ensure your child’s healthy growth, a single parent should be able to do both roles of mother and father. For a single dad in Thailand, it meant dressing up in a pink dress for his son.
Chatchai Parn-uthai became a single dad with two children after his wife had gone. As a father, he goes beyond his means in order for his children to avoid feeling inferior to others.
Mother’s Day is a special occasion in Thailand. It is traditionally celebrated at schools were kids can present flowers to their mothers. Because of this, Chatchai wanted his son to belong with the rest of his class. He decided to become a mother for a day and wore a pink dress with a ribbon on his hair.
For other fathers, it looks embarrassing to do, but for Chatchai, it was just the right thing to do for his boy.
“I am a single father with two children. For my son, I can do anything.”
“I don’t want my children to feel inferior and hope they can be happy. I didn’t feel embarrassed for wearing women’s clothes. It’s because I love my children very much. As long as I can see them smile, everything is worth it.”
Netizens saluted Chatchai for his noble deed. Some wished that all fathers could be like he is.
“Proud of you… Going an extra mile for the love of your kids.”
“God bless po. sana’y ganyan lahat ng tatay, gawin lahat para sa anak.”
What he did as a father is truly inspirational. We can only hope that every father in the world would follow in his footsteps. Not by wearing dresses but by going the extra mile to show their love to their children.
Posted by Kornpat Ae Sukhom on Thursday, August 9, 2018