I really find that kind of sentiment distasteful;
“Look at the kids clothes, oh well I guess he is just a dad!”
“Poor baby, you’ve got jam on your face, don’t blame you father, he’s just a dad!”
That’s rubbish; my kids are awesome, and I’m an awesome dad.
Every dad can be an awesome dad, we’re capable of everything mums are.
I’m not just a dad, I’m their dad.