This post is late.
I’ve been making list lately and then I try to cross off each thing as I get it done. Blogging has been on my list for the past several days, but I haven’t managed to make it here till now.
Father’s Day was a great one, with my mom and sister out of town, I got to take my Dad to breakfast at his favorite spot in midtown. Today, as I visited the blogs of my friends, and read all of their Father’s Day posts, it really brought things into perspective. Their comments, combined with the experience of my own loving Dad, reminded me of the important role a Father plays in his children’s lives.
While we were at breakfast, my Dad commented, “they only made Father’s Day as an afterthought of Mother’s Day.” I laughed remembering a card I gave my boyfriend last year that said, “Know why Father’s Day is in June? They didn’t want the Dad’s to feel left out.” But really, a Father is so important to his children. A good one knows exactly what makes their kids happy, sad, and everything in between. Just like a mom. A good one never fears grounding their child for bad behavior because they know they will love them for it one day. A good one takes the time to build up his family and strengthen them through support. A good one isn’t afraid to show his emotion and care. A good one can’t wait to throw a ball or play a game in between work.
My Dad and I reminisced about what a determined, bossy child I was. I used to make up these “game shows” where everyone in the family was required to participate. There is actual footage of me commanding each family member to “go,” which meant for them to read their rehearsed part at the exact moment of direction. If it didn’t go as planned, exactly, all hell broke loose.
A good Dad puts on the Wheel of Fortune name tag and lets his ten year-old daughter boss him around for a bit. A good Dad remembers things like “devil child game shows” and laughs wholeheartedly.
Thank you Dad for being a good Dad.
a whit. who has grown out of her bossypants.