Fathers

19 06 2011

A father is someone who whispers in your ear, “You are beautiful,” and believes it, even when you know you’re only of average prettiness.

A father is someone who encourages you to follow your dreams.

A father is someone who suscribes to four newspapers and cuts out articles he thinks you might be interested in (which is a good thing, because, well, you don’t subscribe to any).

 A father is someone who buys noisy toys for your children and then just smiles when you ask, “Is this payback?”

A father is someone who slips you money to help “pay for expenses” even when he already bought your plane ticket to come and visit him.

A father is someone who’s always glad to see you.

A father is someone who will sit on the floor to play Chutes and Ladders with your children even though he can barely stand up afterward because of his bad knees.

A father is someone who teaches you how to shuffle and play cards.

A father is someone who takes you fishing–or in my case, not.

A father is someone who takes lots of pictures of you and only one third of them are embarrassing.

A father is someone who teaches you lots of things without saying anything at all.

I love you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day.