Father’s day was this past weekend as you likely know. What is Father’s day all about? It is about celebrating the relationship between your kids and yourself, or yourself and your Dad.
My Dad is dead, and I do not live in my hometown anymore, but my sisters do and they put some flowers on his grave for me and sent me a pic. I will visit it in August when I am in town. Beyond that, I still think of him a little each day – he helped me become the man I am today. I remember hating his guts when he made me work at McDonalds when I was 15 making $4.25 a hour and paying my own car insurance when I turned 16. If I didn’t have money, he bailed me out that month – but he taught me an important lesson about responsibility.
Now I have two awesome kids. On Saturday morning they made me breakfast. My son is an expert at cooking sausage in the microwave and my daughter is an expert at making eggs. So they teamed up and made me eggs and sausage for breakfast. It was delicious. They gave me a card they made themselves with a little note. Great stuff.
Later that Saturday the kids and I went bowling and arcading for a few hours then we picked up the wife around 5pm for the culmination of the day – seeing Incredibles 2. After the dine in movie we went and got ice cream, and that was our Saturday.
On Sunday (actual Father’s Day) was the greatest day for me in a long time. The kids shipped off to their first overnight summer camp ever. I never went to summer camp when I was a kid, let alone go to a camp for a whole week, much less at 9 and 8 years old. We left at the crack of dawn and drove them to camp and helped them get all checked in.
Want to know what a proud Father is? A man who can watch his two kids go off to camp for a week and know that he has taught them values and helped them build confidence they will have their entire life.
What investments are you making in your daily lives? How are you growing, and helping others?
What is Father’s day? Father’s day is every day.
Or were you waiting for a card, dinner and sex from your wife for Father’s Day?