Limerick For Dads (and Moms)
Celebrating Fathers Day
Moms' and Dads' Choice Days
For all of their sterling qualities,
it's time for a little jolly tease.
For dads, just like mothers,
if they really had their druthers.
would celebrate daily at their ease.
The daily input might deserve a daily tribute.
Fathers Day follows Mothers Day just long enough afterwards that each parent receives their own special day free from the warm glow of the other parent's day.
Truth be told, the celebrated parents performed on a daily basis over an extended period of years.
While it is fitting that their children have a yearly reminder to honor such parents (and there is even a Grandparents Day each September, if my old memory still serves me) it is the in between expressions of love and respect for their parenting that really count the most.
Not that such extra tributes should be overdone with the same gushy $5 cards that one card supplier says show you care to only send the best, but just the occasional comment and hug that acknowledges a debt that takes only moments in a lifetime to express.
With any luck, dedicated parents are allowed to wind up their intensive parenting before their bodies' available energy supplies wind down.
When that happens in the proper order, each parent has an all too brief period in which to assess the fruits of their labors.
That period may be one of "old enough to know better, but so quickly too old to do anything about it."
Fortunately, human parents and their offspring are gifted with ability to favor recalling the good above the less good memories of the early parenting years, while sincere repentance and forgiveness can handle what remains.
For the younger parents, locked in their roles as servants, guardians, and guides, the counsel grandparents have to offer is: " we made it through the course, you can too; make the good memories along the way, for they last a lifetime during the lives of all involved."
Celebrating each day
© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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