I’m a Dad. That Doesn’t Mean I’m Not A Parent.

Sam Cook
3 min readSep 11, 2022
A photo of a dad and young daughter on a beach at sunrise.
Photo by Derek Thomson on Unsplash

I took my daughter to a routine medical appointment last week, and as I was leaving a woman from the front desk walked up to me and said, in a rather patronizing tone:

“Now, should we contact your wife about scheduling your daughter’s next appointment? Or can you do it?”

I stammered for a second, not sure which of her errors to address first. She had assumed…

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Sam Cook

Former writer for Tested.com and Geek.com, currently a technology professional, teacher, and father. I write about whatever is on my mind.