Sunday, September 1, 2013
September 1. Day 244. Happy Father's Day
Dads are special people with unique roles in their kids lives and even if it is one of those Hallmark Occasions designed to guilt us in to buying greeting cards and jocks and socks any excuse to remind us to say thanks and I love you can not be all bad.
Of course, for those of us whose dad is no longer with us Father's Day will always be tinged with sadness. That's to be expected but can not be allowed to overshadow the day for Charles, the father in our household.
We delivered cards, and chocolates (which we "helped" him with), a book, shirt and and even a Onesie as a little family joke.
Late in the afternoon, with the boys occupied in secret men's business, I walked down to South Bank and watched other families celebrating their dads.
My eyes were drawn to Tim and young Jordan playing fully clothed in the pool. That is such a dad thing to do. You've got to love it.
So enjoy the rest of your special day dads. You've earned it.