Father's Day Reflection
Waking up this morning I was a bit groggy, the night before I had been exercising the night before as I often have lately. Either way I woke up and realized my wife was already up. Upon entering the living room My daughter brought me a card she had made for father's day. On the card she had drawn two versions of Iron Man (from the comics and the new Avengers film) one was a younger Iron Man giving "his Dad" a card. The elder Iron man complete with a mustache and small pointy beard (goatee, soul patch maybe). Daddy Iron Man gets a nice card that says #1 on it, lucky him!
Either way it was pretty funny.
Then my wife presented me with a gift, a big box with candy, chocolates several other gifts and some healthy snacks. I suspect later we will go out to eat at a nice restaurant. Suffice to say Father's Day is all about Dad and I can't complain at all. Thankfully enough I am actually off from my day job today and am able to enjoy it.
At this time I reflect on other Father's Days and past times. I think a lot of my own father as many of my readers may or may not know died in a tragic car crash when I was in my early twenties. But I won't get into that in this article.
What I remember of Father's Days of the past is a day in which my father who worked morning to night almost everyday back in those days was able to take a bit of a break. We would all give him simple gifts, as we were not a rich family, and spend some time with Dad outside his shop. In the evening my mom would take Dad to a nearby restaurant for a dinner out and I would look after my siblings until they returned. I didn't really mind staying home while my parents went out after all as I said we were not rich and two adults and five children would have been a huge restaurant bill. Besides mom would make something for us during the day to have for supper so we were good.
These days I truly miss those old days and I miss my Dad. But for today I will keep my thoughts primarily on good thoughts and ideas. If my family is determined to be so good to me and do so much for me than I will do my best to accept what it is and be happy. So to all those Dad's out there that are just stuck in the mud all I can say is loosen up and enjoy it.
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