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The Boy Teacher and the Father Student # 60 “Childs’” Day, Celebration

Updated on June 19, 2019
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A life long pursuit and the results. Doctorates and experience sometimes do not mean much. Just listening is my expertise.

So Little Effort

We turn around and realize we put in a lot of work. But it never seemed like that.
We turn around and realize we put in a lot of work. But it never seemed like that. | Source

Daughters

Disclaimer here. This is written on father’s day. This is day 5 of father’s day.

It would seem we have this backwards maybe. Why a Father’s day and no Son’s day. Hey we are just posing the question. But who contributes more to the other? My father was adamant it was lopsided in favor of the son. The child gives more to the father than can ever be the reverse. I swear it is around here. My two boys are just awesome in their love of me. Effusive? Maybe.

So we are just going to walk through a few interchanges. We know this is about a boy and his dad but for today let us bridge that gap and include daughters. Let us just explain on this day. Unless it is in quotes it is more of a conglomerate of years and not one sitting. And some will be through cards but we will just put that in dialogue form.

D: Dad you need to be around longer. You need to stop smoking.

F: Read my email it has been quite some time since I smoked but since I did not smoke around you, you would not notice would you?

D: Wow dad!! That is so awesome! I love it. I will send you a card. I am so proud of you.

F: I did it for you.

D: BS dad I know that an addict cannot stop for someone else.

F: Interesting notion speaking to a co-dependent like me. Besides if I do something for my most favorite eldest child it is for me.

D: I am not even going to go there, you are out there, not me, I have to work for a living.

F: You don’t think that being way out there is not a lot of work.

D: Dad sometimes you are annoyingly strange. But that is what I love about you.

A Wonderful Rendition For My 5th Day

Two Buffalo

We are just the same in the end.
We are just the same in the end. | Source

The Banter All In Love and Testing

B: Dad I know it is your Father’s day but how old are you? Your brain seems fiteen but your body one hundred.

F: So kind and loving and encouraging you are. Who taught you “fiteen”? Hmm? Hands on hips in consternation.

B: You did. And I know you did it to help teach me about language. But I speak 3 languages now, I just do it to please you.

F: Sorry dude I do not count Portuguese and Spanish as different languages any more than Spanglish. Oops I just made the basis for the argument you speak 4 if my premise is wrong.

B: And do not forget that I lived in France for a bit doing that art stuff. I speak 4 languages and you are illiterate in all languages.

F: The brutality, if you had a doctorate like me, I would take you seriously. But no, you run around playing concerts or gigs or “whatever” while I spend earnest time thinking and worrying about you.

B: Oh yah, let me think of the last time I saw you actually worry about me. Hmmm – Never!!

F: Don’t come off on me like that. You know that is my Jesus deal, he worries while I observe and direct.

B: That is so messed up dad. You need a shrink. Not about not worrying, but thinking you “direct”, that is

delusional and your Jesus deal would fail you in a theology class 101.

F: What you need is faith son, just faith.

B: Oh I do dad, faith you went around the bend without a full load of bricks. Hihihi. Now let’s get Gabe and go surfing.

F: You know I really cannot surf even though you really have tried to teach me.

B: Don’t worry you can lay on the beach like a beached whale. At least that way I do not have to rescue you.

F: Where did you get that near caustic and sarcastic sense of humor? Never mind, do not answer that and I really like it. You really do crack me up. Let’s get to that beach brother.*

B: Seriously, how are you doing with your health issues? You look just fine. But looks can be deceiving and we don’t read no book by it’s cover.

F: I feel good enough to kick your ass. But I would not go on a back country hike without you to rescue me. Kind of strange how that works. You know I am all into my herb and nutrition stuff and it is working but now I have to get stronger in muscle.

B: That is so cool dad. Now about that ass kicking. Mythical or real who first flew?

F: That is easy but you will say Icarus but it was his dad who tested the wings first.

B: Dang you are good! For a nutcase.

Castles in The Sky

Road Trip
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Give A Little of Your Time

Time and Effort

Perhaps a wise man would conclude that these interchanges do not happen. That would be an appropriate conclusion without investigation. I had a Philosopher professor Phd dude who told me to not let a day go by without intellectual pursuit, but never forget the rest of the test. He truly meant to try to share it with others, as in turning in the answers to the test. Dr. Jensen thank you. So it came to be I had a captive audience with my youther ones. They simply would not listen and then 18 years later they would quote my BS back at me.

The youngest daughter and son are spooky with this. Maybe I honed my relating skills by then.

D: Dad we are doing a micro plastic pick up on the beach Saturday. And then we are doing an art fair with them. You need to bring Gabe up.

F: Grr, I hate that drive and you know I don’t like the social stuff. But for Gabe and you, OK.

D: Fantastic Dad, we are going to have too much fun. Pick up Juanita’s burritos.

F: See! You are just using me. We will bring hemp bags and our sticks for clean up, I took care of our gloves so no latex ones. Our water will be in our containers not plastic. I still don’t get that deal with sunscreen pollution but we will go all Aloe Vera. What should we bring for the art fair?

D: Nothing except your smiling faces. Well maybe some inland stuff.

F: What? You mean like garbage?

D: Micro garbage dad. We will wash it up here.

F: You do get the fact that washing this stuff up uses water?

D: What did you teach me? “Progress and not perfection”? Use the hose to fill the bucket to wash it. Leave it in the hot sun and wave clean air on it. And do not eat it.

F: Smart Ass.

Being proactive environmentalist is a blast but it takes a bit too much thought and effort. This daughter goes the extra mile. She was “held” back a year in school due to language and reading issues. She rose to President of her academy. She rose to a dual degree from Berkeley on scholarship. “Society and Environment” was one such degree. I simply cannot make this stuff up.

We call these things “Christmas” “Day”, Arbor “day” Father’s “day”. A day is a slice of time. We count it 24 hours. But a day is time spent. If you chose to spend time with a young ones miracles happen. Children’s week is a time – why not extend it. I have and I beg you to do the same.

* Friend and Brother and Sister and Pappy and Buddy and girlfriend are all allowable and cherished as they are used to mean different parts of the relationship.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill we are having fun around here. Up for a 4 hour road trip with just the boy and mom. Now that is fun.

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      William Kovacic 

      3 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Only a fifteen-year brain in a hundred-year body could come up with Spanglish. That's why we love you!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much Marlene. One more spectacular Saturday that my son just proclaimed to be another favorite. Maybe we sneak in one Saturday of the month that is not so. ;-)

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      As always, I enjoyed reading your article today. There is always so much love to be experience by all. Have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Elijah I can't believe I missed this comment. Thank you for it.

      I mere hours ago wrote to Linda about this notion of cooking foods. I am learning that some foods that change during different kinds of heating change for the better.

      Take an Apricot. Great when it is dried, Great when eaten right of the tree and great when cooked. Yet all basically have minor changes in nutrition.

      Beet and carrot greens seem to do better for us when "cooked" in ACV and Oil over night?? We can't break them down without it.

      Now I went into this sidebar with a purpose.

      Life is like that. Somethings need aging and others simmering and others should be fresh and yet others avoided. And for each of us different. Allergic or deficient. So Cool!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda it is just the best having a youngster at this age in life. The only big deals are fun deals. Some times I get jealous of school taking so much of his time.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mary I am glad you got a blessing here. I am looking at a picture when my eldest were 2,5 and 8. They are engaging me in something and we were equals to an extent. Now they are my heroes in every way. Thank you for reminding me.

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      Linda Lum 

      3 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, lots of fun here, and read between the lines and you will see the love. Once again, you saved the best for last. "If you chose to spend time with a young one, miracles happen."

      Amen.

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      Mary Norton 

      3 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      Another enjoyable repartee with the younger members of your family. Reminds me of cottage life when everyone is here.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill you were a scalawag drunkard skunk, Yet now you celebrate sobriety dates and your son loves you so much, Open book is the only way to read and learn - both ways.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      You are an open book to your children, and they love you anyway. Ain't that too cool for words?

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      I, somehow, believe she lives near me in the Columbia Heights area. There's a girl I sometimes meet who is quite friendly as if she know me or someone who knows me, I believe is your daughter. I actually feel it is her. If it is you should tell her I'm only a threat to what she believes in, not to her person, so she can say something to me, even if it's "you need a bath". LOLAL

      MOST OF OUR HEALTH PROBLEMS derives from "nutrient deficiency" that began by cooking our food. Since then we've become "taste addicts" rather than knowledgable of our body's needs. Look at Genesis 1:29 giving us every plant that produces seeds as having something to do with maintaining our bodies WITHOUT HEATING them. What does that suggest to you, eat raw and fresh from where they grow? So, don't be afraid to eat grasses, and other plant things for restoring your health. Look within and ask to be directed to what the environment has for restoring your health, especially since "the kingdom of heaven is within us and heaven is god's throne".

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I cannot possibly violate my daughters age secrecy. She works mere mile from you. I am working on age related and nutritional matters of dopamine right now. What do you think about nutrition being vital?

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      3 weeks ago from Washington DC

      I see you have been a "nut case" all your life, Eric. There is the evidence, but nuts makes the best teachers, they inspire rather than dictate.

      And how far back can you go with these? How old is your eldest? That's long enough for being a nut, now get real. LOL I'm ate home now, I can laugh out loud and long as I want now.

      Enjoyed it.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela we are having serious communication problems. No, really. We have to get their phones boosters. We laugh about it but will technically deal with it. I can hardly wait.

      I will get a call tonight. We are busting at the seams with happy here.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Patricia, I think of you often. They apparently believe I have a successful remission to my cancer at the moment. I wish much the same for your family. It has taken a whole lot of work just facing the day sometimes.

      But as you point out -- family is the finest medicine for all that ails you. And then they walk you to a mountain top and whahooo!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I am used to the conversation being with your youngest son, so the conversations with the older children was a treat. They all have your number (old saying). It is fun to read. Treasure each day with them as you are creating memories for them and yourself Eric.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 weeks ago from sunny Florida

      No words ----just WOW----Time is so elusive and not letting it slip away without embracing every single moment we can with our loved ones would be 'just wrong'---clearly you KNOW that Angels once again are on the way ps

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