Feliz Dia Papa

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Unfortunately, my dad is gone, but not forgotten.

I have great memories of a really good, solid, loving, eccentric, funny, demanding and adventursome father.  If he hadn’t settled down, fell in love with my Mom and had 6 kids..he would have been a freight train hopper or furniture maker or gold-miner or oil painter or writer, all things that he dabbled in before kids.  But, no he became a successful businessman affording his family security, great vacations and an early retirement so he could enjoy his wife, kids and grand kids.  He had a great life but it was a little too short for me.  Some day when I get a scanner I will post a picture of him.  He was a nice looking man, with a twinkle in his eye.

You know how they say a woman marries her dad, for me its true.  My husband is a very similar kind of dad. There is a lot of hands on playing and sports, lots of silliness and appreciation of twisted humor, high expectations regarding behavior and school work and also a desire to expose the kids to unique experiences.  Sometimes it bothers me that the kids don’t get how good they have it with their dad, and have a dad that is around, a lot. (unlike my dad, who traveled tons) But most of the time, it just makes me happy that my kids have such a great dad.

To all the dads and men who have special children in their lives…Happy Day!

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About Elizabeth

Wife and mother of four. This blog is personal, political and hopefully relevant with a sense of humor. I got to have a sense of humor with the tough crowd I deal with everyday, and they cant even vote, drink or drive.

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