The stay at home dad is finally getting recognised as he deserves…
In the movie, Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) stays at home with the kids while his wife Helen (aka Elastigirl) becomes the face of the modern-day superhero.
While Helen has always been a superhero herself, she has also been the primary caregiver for her family. Now, however, the tables are turned — and Bob is learning to deal with family life in a new way.
The film captures the role of the stay-at-home dad very well. Story supervisor Ted Mathot explains how the team devoted a lot of time to getting that just right.
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“One of our challenges was to avoid portraying the stereotypical clueless dad everyone has seen a bunch of times,” said Mathot.
Director Brad Bird shared: “[Bob] gains an appreciation for the work of being a parent over the course of the movie, and he comes to value it more than he thought he would.”
Mr Bird also pointed out that even though Bob is chomping at the bit to get back to the superhero game, his experience as a stay-at-home dad makes him rethink it, shares Babble.
“His sense of responsibility says, ‘I’m still interested, but I have some life stuff I have to take care of with my kids first,’” said Mr Bird.
Mr Bird added, “… Our ideas of what our lives are going to be and what they actually turn out to be are very different. We think we can see the future, but we can’t. But what both movies also say is that if you are lucky enough to have a family you can count on, it will help carry you through any obstacle life can throw at you.”
While it is awesome to see the stay at home dad role, it is also very exciting to see a MUM play the role of superhero. That sh#t needs to be recognised more. After all, we are superheroes on a daily basis.
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