top 5 Mentally Sexy Dad competitionCOVERED in tiny tomato handprints on his once-crisp T-shirt, The Bloke in The Shed returned from his Father’s Day lunch today to the news he’d been announced a top 5 Mentally Sexy Dad for 2011 from 73 entries. He was more than a little chuffed.  Partly because it’s such a wonderful accolade for Dads who strive to do what is best for their families. Partly because he just scored himself an Animal Dyson Vacuum Cleaner, valued at $949. A new gadget in the house means that takes care of the vacuuming for me for a while now.

I have to say I was super proud of him. We’ve known he was mentally sexy for a long time now, but it’s nice others have recognised that. And by others, I mean some fairly big Aussie names. The competition is organised by the fabulous Clint from Reservoir Dad and was this year judged by the girls from Channel 10’s The Circle (Yumi, Denise, Chrissie and Georgi), world-renowned psychologist Steve Biddulph, columnist Kate Hunter and Melbourne’s Sunday Age columnist Maureen Matthews.

I entered The Bloke in the competition not thinking anything much would come of it. Especially because I wrote it while extremely sleep deprived one night. I wondered at the time if it even made sense. Here’s an excerpt of the entry:

“Julian can move faster than a speeding MixMaster, is more powerful than his favourite brand of toilet cleaner and can leap tall piles of toys in a single bound (and pack them away afterwards). But he’s no Incredible Hulk (probably more a Shrek). He’s definitely no Superman (he’s too fashion conscious to wear undies on the outside). And you wouldn’t mistake him for Spider-Man (he squeals like a girl at the sight of creepy crawlies).

In all honesty, to us he’s just Julian. A husband. A friend. And most importantly, to his two blessed girls, a truly Mentally Sexy Dad who always puts them first.’’

You can read the full entry on Reservoir Dad’s site and check out the other fabulous dads in the top 5. The winner will be announced this coming Sunday, September 11.

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11 Responses to My top 5 Mentally Sexy Dad on Father’s Day

  1. Congratulations to The Bloke in The Shed – well deserved!!!! x
    Enjoy your new vacuming experience and best wishes for taking out the grand title!
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    • Kel says:

      Thanks Carly. So nice for his everyday efforts to get recognised.
      He’s so extremely excited about the vacuum! He was eyeing it off on the website last night! LOL! 🙂

  2. No wonder why he won. That is such a memorable write up! Love it Kellie!

    And a big congratulations to your mentally sexy man!

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    • Kel says:

      Thanks Kymmie. I should write more when I’m extremely sleep deprived if it’s going to result in wonderful news like this!! Hehe!! 🙂
      Mind you, it was definitely all about him being a great dad and very little to do with my writing, I think!!!

  3. Ash says:

    Congratulations!!! I love love LOVE that quote! What special words.
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  4. A Keeper says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! And particularly awesome that you get out of vacuuming for a while 😀
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  5. Lisa Wood says:

    What a great competition to enter 🙂 Love that he won, and love that he can now clean the house with a new gadet so that you can take time off 🙂

    Your description of the “Truly Mentally Sexy Dad” was brilliant….you say that you wrote that while sleepy – gosh your writing is so cool 🙂

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  6. […] probably thinking this is a joke. But I’m deadly serious. This is his. He won it for being one of Australia’s Top 5 Mentally Sexy Dads, thanks to a competition via the fabulous Clint from Reservoir […]

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