Sunday is Father’s Day; spend time thanking him for being your dad. Whether he is with you where you live, perhaps in another state… or is no longer with you it is time for recognition in some way or other.
Maybe you could go fishing with him. I teased my dad forever to take me; he finally gave in one Saturday afternoon on a really beautiful day, but it didn’t turn out well.
He took me to favorite spot, where he generally would catch a few, but I couldn’t I couldn’t keep my mouth closed. I did try to keep still, but there were too many distractions that I had to ask questions about. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a talker
We didn’t catch any fish that day; he finally gave up and we came home.
Dads like to teach you so many things that they think you should learn. Sometimes that’s good; and other times not so good if you don’t happen to be interested in what he thinks you should be.
But, you learn anyway to please him because that is what children are supposed to do. When you get old enough, you become his helper in putting up the summer furniture on the deck, patio or porch. You sometimes or all times mow the lawn, shovel snow, do other regular jobs each week that dad used to do.
A good dad comes to all of your sports games and tells you that you played well. He helps you build the model car for you to participate in your Scout troop’s race or he might help you build a soapbox car or car for you to race as a kid.
He tries to teach you to drive when you become old enough, and helps you with school projects.
If you had a paper route, he may have driven you around when it was pouring or snowing, because he cared about you even though he might not have said it very often.
Dad is the one who stays up late on Christmas Eve assembling toys to be under the tree the next morning. He is the one who might be spending a bit of time either in the basement or workshop around holiday time building something for you for your eyes to light up on Christmas morning.
Dads help you learn how to ride a two-wheel bike and later you go snowmobiling together as you grow older or if you ride four-wheelers you do that together.
When he sees you are all grown up… he can’t believe it… but he is the one that eventually “walks you down the aisle” when the time comes to hand you over to your spouse, who’s been instructed by your dad how to treat you.