Father’s Day is quickly approaching and I’m not sure where the time went this past month. I’ve checked under the bed, I’ve looked behind the flower pots, and I’ve checked to make sure the kids didn’t take it. Somehow, it still got away from me.
My Dad is a great guy. I realize, that a lot of people think that their Dad is the best – but mine really is.
He’s kind and generous. Dad is always driving someone here or picking up something for someone over there. He’s visiting people in the hospital or nursing home and he’s taking care of everyone else, usually leaving himself for last.
He thinks he’s funny and sometimes, he actually is. My Dad loves dirty jokes, sick and disturbing birthday cards about noisy bodily functions, and playing mind games with the drive-thru workers at McDonald’s. He especially likes to do that when the kids are in the car because it embarrasses them like crazy, which makes it even funnier to him.
He LOVES baseball. He doesn’t just like it, he LOVES IT! If given the choice between food to stay alive and baseball, he’d pick baseball. In the summer, he can always be found with a lawn chair attached to his butt and a bag of sunflower seeds in his hand, sitting at some baseball game or other, and it doesn’t matter if it’s kids, adults, slow pitch, fast pitch, professional, raining or sunny.
My Dad is strong and brave, unless he has to climb a ladder. Then he’s a ‘fraidy cat.
He can’t cook anything. Not a fried egg, or a pot of spaghetti, or a barbecued steak. If he’s desperate however, he has been known to make a toasted tomato sandwich, or heat up soup from a can (in the microwave, not on the stove), or just get into his car and go in search of food somewhere. A relative’s house, or a burger joint, it makes no difference to him.
So for Dad this Father’s Day, we will gather, and we will cook, and we will feed him. We will give him cards with dirty jokes inside or one of those cards that makes farting noises. We will give him tickets to a baseball game, and we will be thankful that he is our Dad. The best Dad in the world! I love you!
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