Thursday, June 16, 2011

Here's 2 Dad!

Daddy, Dad, Edd, Fred, Papa.

He goes by many names, but he is just one dad. My dad. Father of three daughters, grandfather of two cheeky monkeys he calls fric and frat.

With Father's Day just around the corner, here's a nod to my dad:

1. He's smart. Before his retirement, he was an engineer by trade. As a child, I thought that meant he drove a train for a living or that he could only explain math homework in a very confusing way. Now, I know better. He solves problems, fixes things, and reads extremely long books in a short period of time.

2. He's grumpy on the outside, but a softy on the inside. When we were kids, he would yell at us for playing on the grass, fighting with each other, or not taking out the garbage. But he also taught us how to swim, ride a bike, show respect, and take care of others especially our family and friends.

3. He's a super fan! Two busy grandkids keep him hopping. He cheers on Miss O at gymnastics meets, and roots for her little bro A at soccer games. He even wears the fan cap we made him for his birthday, even though he doesn't like to wear hats. He attends school shows and music recitals. He freely gives away dollar bills, quarters, and tasty treats like candy bars, doughnuts, or ice cream. He's good like that.

Happy Father's Day, Dad! Love ya!

*Note to mom: Pass this along to dad, would ya?

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