"daddy" is the loneliest job on earth. It basically means that you are uninvolved, unloved, disconnected, tired, and good for money, mostly—and even then you have to be careful that people don’t think you’re too proud of being a provider, so the only thing you’ve got has to be kept to yourself. Your job is to support everyone else. Everyone. It’s nobody’s job to support you.
Some days you’re not quite sure how you can possibly survive the heartsickness of working on nonsense while your child grows up outside of earshot and learns not to want to be held, fed, talked to, or read to by you.