Having a busy weekend ahead, I scrambled in to the local strip mall to try and round up a Father's Day present for my dad for Sunday which is Father's Day, and WOAH! Seriously, WOAH! Where was the huge bright sign hanging from the rafters of any store heralding the coming of Father's Day? Where was the entire front aisle of the store redecorated with gift baskets, and gift cards, and suggested outfits your dad would love? Come to think of it, how many ads had I heard recently on the radio mentioning Father's Day?
Thankfully I already had a gift in mind for my dad and could easily find all the bits and bobs, but I'll admit it guys---father's----you're absolutely right. When it comes to those of you who have been in your child's life, their whole life, who have kissed every ouchie, and wiped all the tears, and helped change all the diapers, and held down the fort during broken hearts, at least commercially, it was as if you didn't even exist.
As much as I am a hardened supporter of Mom's, I also have a dad who raised me right along side my mom and at least for the two of them, most of everything having to do with my care was done equally. My dad didn't just sit back and proclaim raising children is "women's work!" Outside of feeding me as a baby, he helped do just about everything.
I guess my point is, your dad, if he's one of the good ones, deserves the same amount of love and attention given to your mom on mother's day. Don't just throw him a tie and call it a day, actually spend some quality time with your dad and let him know you appreciate all he's done for you. A Mom's job is never done, but so too is a good dad's. Raising kids is not easy and if you have a father in your life who took on the challenge and did the best he could and loved you and cared for you, let him know. I also dedicate this to all the men who have stepped up in a child's life to become that father figure. Being a dad is not always just about biology, but those uncles, and friends, and adoptee dads, and step fathers who take on the role without question out of pure love for those they see as their children.