Finally….a day that celebrates me that I know about.
Of course, I’m only kidding.
I don’t sit around expecting accolades.
I’m amazed when they come.
I think that most fathers are too busy taking care of business to have any time to sit around and wait for the accolades to come trickling in.
Nobody but the biggest egomaniac Dad would do that.
But…to have a day set aside that celebrates Dads is pretty thoughtful.
It’s good to be noticed.
From the perspective of my limited contribution, becoming a Dad was the easy part of the equation.
Being a Dad is sometimes a different thing.
Who am I kidding?
My kids are great.
It’s easy-peasy being a Dad to this bunch.
That doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t be celebrated today, though.
Just because it doesn’t feel so hard to be a Dad doesn’t mean that everyone shouldn’t fuss over me today.
Now, I think that things got kind of hard for my own father.
He took care of my mother when she developed some pretty serious health issues.
I have a lot of respect for people who are kind and consistent caregivers.
Seeing that touches my heart deeply.
I understand what that means.
I don’t understand my father completely…but I love him completely.
I have a better understanding of how much I love him and what he did for our family now that he’s not with us than I ever did.
Now that I’m a father and am attempting to provide something close to a decent life for my family, I understand what he did for us.
This Father’s Day isn’t all about me.
What would I have to crow about if my father hadn’t been in the picture?
Not much, I suspect.
A “gleam in someone’s eye” never wrote a blog, as far as I know.
Maybe that’s the real reason we better do a good job of celebrating Father’s Day?
We wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for our fathers.
We better thank them…even if they aren’t with us today.
This might be a bigger day for me than my birthday.
If I play my cards right and don’t shoot off at the mouth or alienate my family somehow, I could parlay the unity of all the dads…all over America….into something pretty big.
I could really enjoy myself if I act nice today.
I better be on my best behavior.
I better “act as if” and let my family take me out to show me off on Father’s Day.
I better hang back and allow the good things that are coming to happen today.
Oh, man….I hope that something happens today after all this talk.
I hope that something happens to me on Father’s Day.
Who am I kidding? Something always happens.
“Something good” happens a lot.