I’m usually against Father of the Year Awards. While the recipients are no doubt great fathers, the idea of making fatherhood a competitive pursuit with its own award is about as meaningful as beauty pageant awards.
But there are exceptions to every rule. My vote for Father of the Year — no, scratch that — Father of the Decade, goes to German father Nils Pickert.
Pickert made headlines around the world last week when pictures of him wearing a red skirt while out walking with his 5 year old son, who was similarly attired in a red dress, circulated on the internet.