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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ucfgrad93, Jun 17, 2012.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads here at MR. I hope you have a great day with your family.
I sent my dad a text
^ Very touching.
Well, I'm actually home for the first time in years, so I'm taking my dad out to lunch and then got him a gift card to his favorite restaurant. He's an insanely low maintenance guy who really doesn't want/need much, so figured I'd get him something practical that he'd appreciate since he goes there weekly at least.
I twitted HFD to my Facebook status. Two things my dad knows nothing about.
ha, you would be surprised at the number of people who probably do that.
I honestly don't know why I even sent him that. neither of us care about the holiday. Weird family.
I like the posts to the dead people. Everyone knows heaven is still on MySpace.
Happy fathers day to all the dads out there! Grill some steak and drink some beers!
I know Father's Day is supposed to be about Dad, but since becoming a father the day has really changed in meaning for me. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be appreciated and all that, but every year I'm reminded of how blessed I am to have my children and family. I'm reminded of the responsibility it is to be a Dad and that I must understand and respect the influence I have. I'm reminded of the need to be intentional about showing love and spending time with my children even though I can so easily get selfish. The daily grind and the negativity in life can quickly stamp out the simple joys and often being a dad can seem like a burden or a chore. Father's Day snaps me out of that self centered view, humbles me, and brings back the appreciation of how much being a father enriches my life.
You may think it's odd, but on a day when my children are supposed to be appreciative of me, all I can do is feel appreciation for them.
I can totally understand this point of view. My little girl is 10 and she backed me biscuits and bought me some presents. We then hung out in the morning whilst I helped her on Sonic Racer (as she can't always get the score she needs to progress). I then remembered I hadn't done anything for my dad, and as he is 200 miles away he had to settle for a voice mail (as he wasn't picking up) and a text.
To all the dads on here. Remember to appreciate your kids everyday. Remember cats in the cradle/Ugly kid Joe!