Sunday, June 21, 2009

My fathers day thoughts...

I had to work today, fathers day, which was alright. I didn't mind working. My oldest daughter was with me 3 of the seven hours I worked, although there was no 'happy fathers day' said to me. She did leave it on a note explaining what she had cleaned and where. "Happy Fathers Day, ...c u tomorrow". To be fair, she did get her mother and me a hefty gift card for our favorite restaurant for both mothers day and fathers day combined. Oh, and she threw in our anniversary too. It was said back then.

My youngest daughter and granddaughter will be leaving here in the morning. Between her vacation and Patty Lou's vacation, I'm in need of a vacation! This girl is too old to play tourist for two days in the heat. And then I had to work today. I need a rest! I haven't heard a 'happy fathers day' out of her either, although she said it last night when she took us out to dinner.

...but that's alright. I understand.

My grandfather went to work, came home, sat and did nothing with my father. My father went to work, came home, sat watching TV and did nothing with me. I had to do them both one up. I went to work, sometimes. Those sometimes I didn't, I stayed home and played dress up and drank beer. I sat and watched TV and did nothing with my girls.

...when I was forming this to write, I first thought, "I'm glad I had daughters instead of sons". .....And then it hit me. They both married men who don't know how to be fathers. The pattern is continuing....

Stephanie
....3 hours later: If someone could tell me how to keep my mind from wandering into these dark corners, I would be most appreciative.

3 comments:

Leslie Ann said...

Can't help you there,Steph. The dark corners are where I live.

Wispyblond said...

Steph..I totally understand. I had the exact same type of day. I worked but got a great gift.

Wispyblond said...

To wit on the rest of your blog, You are the lead parent..send these ass-bags a message. Parenting ain't easy..what you do during the first 7 years forms that childs mind..if the kid ain't ready to be a parent..take over the reins. ALL involved will be better off in the end.