Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day 2013: What Makes Daddy Special?

Today is Father's Day, did you remember your Dad?  Father's Day has been celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June since becoming a very special national holiday in 1966.  

I'm 37 years old and I can't imagine a life without my dad.  I'm so fortunate to have my dad in my life and the life of my children.  Their "Pa" is near and dear to their hearts and the love goes both ways.  Growing up my dad was wonderful, patient and giving.  

Providing everything he possibly could (and more) for myself and my two siblings.  Now, as a grandparent, he lives for his grandchildren to the fullest extent!  Even though he was an AMAZING father, he might just be an even more amazing grandfather!

I recently asked my children: What makes Daddy special?

My adorable children and their wonderful Daddy!

Our 9 year old daughter answered:

"He works hard to get money to buy stuff.  Stuff like food, stuff we need, toys and even stuff we just want and like to have.  He plays with us a lot!  He does try to cheat, but we always catch him!  My dad is funny too.  He's nice and loves us a lot."

Our 12 year old son answered:

  • He earns money for our family
  • He lets me stay up after bedtime to watch hockey and WWE
  • He takes us to fun places: hockey games, the races and on vacation
  • He makes dinner sometimes
  • He makes me laugh
  • He plays with me
  • He lets ME make pancakes and popcorn
  • He lets ME spice the meat on the BBQ
  • He takes me hunting

How are you going to spend Father's Day?

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