A Stay-At-Home Dad Caught A Bunch Of Flak For This Photo. Here Is His Perfect Response

May 31, 2014

Brian Reda is a stay-at-home dad and when he posted this photo with a "rock on" hand gesture it was met with some awful criticism.

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Brian Reda

"Some people put up quite the stink about the 'metal hand' in the picture of my son at the zoo," he wrote.

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

"I'm a stay-at-home dad and [this is] the way I've chosen to document our life together."

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

"So suck it. Dad life is metal."

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

Instead of taking photos of just his son, Reda says the hand gesture makes him part of the story, too.

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

"I know that sounds selfish, especially in our selfie-crazed culture, but the series is about our relationship. It's about us. It's about being father and son."

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

He documents their lives together including all the good times...

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

And even the tough ones...

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

But one thing is clear...

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

He loves his little boy.

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

Rock on metal dad. There's nothing manlier than a dad who adores his child...

stay at home dad metal
Brian Reda

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