Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time for Father’s Day Again

[Bumped up from 2010] I have a better relationship with my father than my three siblings. Part of the reason is that unlike them, I wasn't around when the worst of the divorce and related drama was taking place. I was at college. Speaking of college, I'm the only one that got a college degree. One of my siblings is likely get one eventually – in mid life. I don't expect the other two to even go back to college at all. My father and I have done work for the same organization in the past, and I know I remind him somewhat of himself. But three important reasons why my relationship is better with my father is that I take some initiative, I don't treat him like an ATM, and I don’t badmouth his wife.

There will probably be a dinner – homemade or otherwise – in honor of my father-in-law, even if it doesn’t happen on Father's Day.

I'm a father myself now, as you know if you've read other entries in this blog. I’m also the sole income earner in our home. As such, I’d rather not get purchased gifts for Father's Day. I mean, it was my money to begin with after all, and if I need it, I'll buy it. No, homemade gifts are good, and so are services.

Truly, I can't think of getting anything better for Father's Day than a hug from my kids.


  1. I think it's wonderful that you truly appreciate the love and home made gifts your children give you. I hope that you had a wonderful Father's Day!

  2. Thanks, snowflake. It wasn't a spectacular Father's Day, but it certainly wasn't bad. There was a lot of other stuff going on over the weekend, so it was kind of hard to make a very special day out of it. That it isn't "very special" to be able to spend the day with my wife and kids means that I'm already blessed as a father, as other fathers would love to have that be a regular thing in their life.

    The first part of the day was taken up having brunch with my wife's family, as opposed to a dinner, and then went well enough. We saw my father on Saturday.


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