Father’s Day may have got you thinking about the reasons why dads are superheroes. We shouldn’t really need a special day to be grateful to our dads though. In the words of Frenchie in Grease – “the only man a girl can depend on is her daddy”. If you don’t know the reasons why dads are superheroes, read on.

1. Dads Are Great Guides

One of the biggest reasons why dads are superheroes is that they are always there to guide you when you’re in trouble. They tell you how to sail through tough times without hurting your self-respect and confidence. They are always around, like an invisible man, to protect you, and they really don’t need to be soaked in gamma rays or bitten by a radioactive spider to have all those superpowers that help you to identify your real mission in life.

2. Dads Can Tell Stories

What dads can do may sometimes look simple, but in reality, it’s something even superheroes dare not try. Dads don’t mind reading you books, and it may not look a great task, but it definitely takes a real man to don’t get tired of the same puppy board book because they know that’s what makes their little ones happy. Forget about superheroes doing anything like that – they don’t have that much of patience, and of course, they’ve got a world to save, so no spare time for them. No matter how busy dads are in the morning, they get back home and pull their kids in close for lullabies and stories – daddy style!

3. Dads Fit In All Roles

Dads don’t need to wear the “Mask” to behave like someone they are not – they can be comedians when you feel sad and they can be a perfect source of motivation when you’re down. They can be a great speaker or a great listener, depending upon the situation. It takes tons of patience to deal with a little chatterbox girl, and no ordinary superhero can handle that. Only a superhero dad can host his own version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the living room or lay in a homemade mudpile, driving heavy trucks around – and with proper sound effects! A dad can be the Best Toy Evah, and no superhero can beat that.

4. Dads Can Transfer Their Powers To You

One of the biggest reasons dads are real superheroes is that they can pass on their powers and even give you wings. Superman can fly, has superhuman strength, has super-hearing, enjoys eidetic hearing, and comes with super vision, consisting of heat vision, X-ray vision, infrared vision, and microscopic vision. Can he give his powers to someone else? Dads can and they do it all the time. They tell you how to fly without wings, how to develop an understanding of things to see beyond the obvious, and how to develop power and perseverance to overcome all obstacles in your life. Whenever dads lift their kids in their arms, it feels like flying. Only dads can make you feel that way!

5. Dads For Shopping

Do you know a superhero with loads of cash to spend? One of many reasons dads are real superheroes is that you can always squeeze a few Benjamins out of them. Perhaps that’s another reason why a dad is a daughter’s first love.

6. Dads Are Made Of Steel, Literally

While the powers of Superman are at a herculean level and he can fly, lift oilrigs, and battle other kryptonians, dads show their powers in different ways. Your dad is there when no Superman is going to come to your rescue. Think of all those mean girls or boys that tease you in school or college. Can Superman save you from them? Dads can!

7. Dads Can Deal With The Gross Side Of Fatherhood

Okay, so you think superheroes can perform some daring stunts, but can they, in their sane mind, think of handling dirty diapers? Of course they cannot, especially considering they are so dumb and don’t even know they should be wearing their underwear ‘under’ their pants. Only dads have the superpower that lets them get down and dirty – they can make their little one smile and even laugh while they pretend to gag. Only a real dad can handle such situations where a superhero would be reaching for a gas mask!

8. Dads Are Sacrificial

The mark of any true superhero is the willingness to make sacrifices for the good of others. Dads will sacrifice time, energy, and money to make sure you have the best life possible! Always putting their children’ needs over their own proves that dads are real superheroes!

9. Dads Have Superpowers

While they may not be able to fly, turn invisible, or read minds, dads do have superpowers! Their ability to lift your spirits when you’re distraught can help you so much! With silly dad jokes and a happy-go-lucky grin, dads can make your troubles vanish!

10. Dad Is The Person You Can Count On

Just as you can count on Superman to rescue the town when things go south, you can rely on your dad to save the day! When you feel like all hope is lost, your dad will swing in with a plan to solve all of your problems, and the love to help you through it.

11. Dads Don’t Quit

Real dads are committed to their families and the children they helped bring into this world. They understand responsibility just as well as superheroes know they have a responsibility to defend their hometown. Whoever the father figure in your life is, you can rest assured that he won’t give up on you until his mission is complete—aka you are living a satisfied and complete life!

12. Dads Get On Your Level

A dad is never too busy, too tired, or too old to do what makes his daughter happy! Whether it’s playing dress up when you’re 5, driving you to the mall when you’re 15, or walking you down the aisle when you’re 25—even if he’d rather be watching a football game—your dad will always be there!

13. Dads Protect You

A dad is never too busy, too tired, or too old to do what makes his daughter happy! Whether it’s playing dress up when you’re 5, driving you to the mall when you’re 15, or walking you down the aisle when you’re 25—even if he’d rather be watching a football game—your dad will always be there!