Fathers have a lot of responsibility. Trust me, I know. I was the tall kid, which meant I always had to be the dad when my friends and I played house. I’m still a little bitter about it. Anyway, they deserve to be thanked with kind words, gifts and blog posts. So, I thought I would do a quick rundown of the men I’d like to say Happy Father’s Day to.
What I got from him: my independent nature, sense of humor, a tinge of creativity, the curly hair and maybe, just maybe a pinch of stubbornness.
Fun Fact: My Dad recently told me this story. Many years ago, his friends were going on a road trip. Being the practical joker that he was, he took a can of tuna fish, opened it and stuck it in the back of their car without them knowing. Apparently they didn’t find it for a long time and by that point, the smell was not very enjoyable.
Things he’s taught me:
- that I can do anything I set my mind to
- the importance of education
- that I need to get out of my comfort zone and try new things
- the importance of being able to take care of myself financially (i.e., never ending up in a position where I have to rely on someone else)
- how to think outside the box
- countless tips related to the outdoors/real estate/travelling/pranking
*I guess you could say he failed miserably at this due to the student being a very unwilling participant.
What I got from him: highly analytical brain, mad math skills (mine don’t even compare to his)
Fun Fact: My Granddad has trained the squirrels in his backyard to eat out of his hand. It’s pretty cool to watch them come a runnin’ when he walks outside. Retired life is clearly amazing.
My Paw Paw
What I got from him: sense of humor, silliness
Fun Fact: My Paw Paw lives in a sweet retirement community where he’s recently started performing stand-up comedy. I had the pleasure of watching an excerpt from his act and it was very funny. He’s quite the entertainer.
Happy Father’s Day to these fathers and grandfathers and all the other fathers and grandfathers out there!