So I started reading last year's Father's Day post, and I realized that this year I'll be doing the same things...somewhat. Here is what I wrote last year (what I did, or will do in 2010 is in bold):
- Breakfast in bed (here's hoping...) In 2010, had it, albeit cereal, a pop-tart, and toast with orange marmalade.
- Mow the lawn (it's been a few weeks since I last mowed. It hasn't helped that it rained really hard on Friday. Hopefully, Saturday's 80 degree temperature dried the ground enough.) In 2010, it rained really hard on Friday, but I got around to mowing the lawn on Saturday afternoon, so I'm done there...
- Drop my wife and daughter off at Sleeping Beauty ballet (being performed by my niece) In 2010, there is no ballet, but my family and I will be spending time with the in-laws for a graduation/Father's Day lunch.
- Hang out with my dad and my son at the bakery while waiting for girls at ballet (if not, church at night) In 2010, I'm hoping that when the party is over we can spend time at the bakery...haven't talked about that though...we'll see.
- Sort through and put into binder pages of the series 2 Topps Master set that arrived in the mail on Friday!!! In 2010, the series 2 Topps Master set arrived on Thursday!!!
To all dads out there, have a good one. To all those expecting to be dads soon, let me tell you that it's one of life's great joys to be a dad. There is a saying I heard that I actually agree with when it comes to fatherhood. I don't know who originally said it.
In Honor of Father's Day, I would like to include a few things on this blog that were a part of last year's Father's Day post.
First, friend of the blog Big Daddy (I've looked through your want list, I think I can help a bit...will let you know via e-mail), sent me a list from Baseball Almanac (not Baseball Reference like I erroneously typed last year) with a list of all the Fathers and Sons that played in the majors. It's such a long list that it needed a second page! And I think there are a few new additions to the list since last Father's Day.
Next is something I wrote on my first Father's Day post, and I'd like to say it again this year:
My wish to all fathers out there is to continue showing the love and caring that you do to your kids. They truly need you in their lives, even though they won't admit it. Show an interest in what they like and what they don't like. Teach them to love themselves and others around them. Teach them to behave like adults, but remember to let them still be kids. Be there for them, regardless if they want to share their problems with you or not. Because they eventually will, you will never have to force them to do it. And even if they don't, at least be a good listener, and show that you truly are concerned. Learn from your kids. They will teach you just as much as you want to teach them.
And finally, to Dads Everywhere:
Your children love you, even more than you love them. Why??? Because you've loved them for only a little while. Your children have loved you all their lives.
So be a good dad. Go out there and spend some time with your kids. You don't need to be reading anything else I have to say today. This is your time to be with them. So turn off the computer, and have fun with the kids. I'll be here on Monday when you get back.
And Happy Father's Day.