Stocks in neckties are up! “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” sales are rising quickly. It’s the time of year when we stop for a second to recognize some people who have put in some effort and accomplished something great. Dads & Grads!
Every day is Father’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that we have a “special day” to tip the hat to the guys who are doing it right, but to me it’s the same as recognizing, on a yearly basis, that my name is “Tim”. It’s part of who I am and I don’t necessarily need a special day to point out that I’m a Dad.
Sound ungrateful? Let me elaborate. Yesterday, my Little Guy brought me 3 pictures of houses and buildings that he and his Papa made together. “Daddy, these are for you because you are a Architect, you are my daddy, and because I love you lots and a lot”. Yesterday was Father’s Day.
Last week, “Dad, I want to watch a show, play with my tablet, have some milk and a snack ANNNND, I reaaaaalllly want to hold your hand (this took a lot of planning and coordination to pull off)”. Last week was Father’s Day.
This morning, “Dad, my favorite part of yesterday was being with you and my mama”. Today IS Father’s Day.
Any time I get to explore something new with him, any time he looks at me and says something like “Daddy, I want you to know I love you”, any time I get to fight the pretend bad guys with him on my side… THAT’S Father’s Day.
Today was great. I got to spend time with my Son, my Dad, my Father In Law, and three of the best ladies in the world (Wife, Mom, MIL, of course!). Spending time together, recognizing each other as great dads doing a great job. . . I think we’ll make tomorrow Father’s Day too!