Monday 20 June 2016

Ties and Tools

Well, Father’s Day.

To tell the truth, I have never been that comfortable with having a day for fathers in general and myself in particular. Perhaps that feeling stems from my wanting to keep a low profile, the less people see you, and the less blame can be attached. I put up with father’s day, for the kids, they want to show how much they love me.

At first of course, it is the wives that celebrate the day on behalf of the kids and over the years the kids take over the duty. Personally, I think that Father’s Day was created to sell ties and tools and also maybe the Moms felt a little guilty having a day and the dads didn’t. I guess that in the end people will do what makes them feel good about themselves.

Maybe it says something about me that I don’t feel I deserve any gifts or accolades for doing something that I love to do. Yes, there have been times when I have been disappointed in the behaviour of my kids, but I find that I have been more disappointed in pretty much everyone that I know. No one is perfect and yet I find that I would like them to try a little harder. My problem, no one else’s.

Anyways, my hats off to the kids and thanks for being people who I can be proud of and that I don’t have to visit in prison.

Oh, thanks to my dad for setting the bar so high.

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