Child psychologists often say children learn through play: fathers are a child’s first playmate, toy, ride-along and the coolest friend around. Sure, moms are loving, nurturing, and make sure everything is ok. But dads on the other hand, well, they really get the party going as soon as they get home. Like children, papas are generally fearless and think anything is fair game even if it has the potential to be dangerous; the common expression, “what’s the worst that can happen?” seems to be uttered a lot. Granted, there are clear differences between moms and dads like how dads may be generally more reserved and maybe not as emotional as mothers. However, despite stoic appearances, most dads are marshmallows around their children and even shed a tear or two when their little ones get hurt or experience their first heartbreak. As father’s day approaches, here is a small list of reasons why dads are so great.