; Tin Can Canoe: Wish Fulfillment... Dad's Day

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wish Fulfillment... Dad's Day

My Mom always gives me a hard time about my Dad. I always take his side. I always defend him. I'm always there to steady his pedestal.

I simply Adore my Dad... what can I say. And although my Mom doesn't think I'm aware of any - I do know that he's got a few faults, but shoot, who the heck doesn't. No matter what - I still think he's pretty damn near perfection. It's delightfully easy to sing his praises...

So to keep things short -
I'll just give you the abridged version:
The Top 10 Reasons My Dad is Grand!

1) He's the Biggest Teaser on this planet.
2) He's kind and very sweet.
3) He's just like MacGyver... he can fix and build anything out of whatever's handy.
4) Being annoying is an art and a science for him.
5) He's a Swearintologist Master!
6) He's a total Softie, we're talkin' Mr. Fluff.
7) He's terribly funny - in a very subtle, sarcastic, get your goat kind of manner.
8) He'll watch any of Clint Eastwood's movies with me... even if we've both seen it 315 times.
9) He worships my Mom (for 39 years) even when she's naughty!
10) He cherishes being a Grandpop.

All the while I was growing up I used to notoriously say...
If I ever get married I wanna marry someone just like Dad.

And wouldn't you know it... 17 years ago when my Mom first met The P she pulled me aside in her kitchen and whispered "You've found him".
That's probably one of the sweetest and most unexpected things my Mom has ever said to me...
What an awesome feeling!

I can't believe I live such a charmed life. Father's Day is such a wonderful celebration. It's a time to reflect on how much my own father means to me, and to take pride in the love my son has for his own Papa. Having a wonderful Dad is incredible, being married to a wonderful Dad is inspiring!

So for My Two favorite Dads out there - I love ya!
Thanks for everything you do. Thank You for making life hold such meaning!


Mom said...

WOW!! What other possible comment can mirror what you just expressed. I said the same thing, I wanted to marry someone like my Dad, I did and still am. And of course, I agree 110% with you, even when I am naughty ;)

Love ya

Dad said...

That sounded like a line of bullshit . But I still Love you .

LingoVise Says... said...

Yep... just like a toasted Marshmallow! Crusty on the outside, ooey gooey on the inside. Thanks for proving my point Dad! :)

Dad said...

Anytime or anything for my little girl .
Love Dad
P.S. CHARGE your batteries