It’s pretty obvious that mom’s get a lot of love. Don’t get me wrong, they are very deserving of that love, but what about good ol’ dads? I think father’s are under appreciated in society. Let’s face it, they are the target of jokes (#dadbod) and the receiver of endless watches, ties and tools. Apparently the creator’s of gift guides think they want nothing more in life.
When I wrote my sentimental post for Mother’s Day, my dad said “hmm, I bet I won’t see one of those.” I told him the truth: I actually thought of the idea for this Father’s Day post before the Mother’s Day one. The calendar just decided which would come first.
In honor of Father’s Day I want to take a page out of Jimmy Fallon’s book and write some “thank you notes” to my dad. My family and I record the late night shows (Kimmel and Fallon) and watch them the following day. “Thank You Notes” is a favorite segment of ours. I’ll admit, most aren’t as funny as Jimmy’s (or funny at all), but hey, I’ve gotta start my comedic career somewhere.
To all fathers and father figures: you should get a lot more than one day filled with U.S. Open golf. I hope you receive the acknowledgement and love you rightfully deserve.
Thank you, Dad…
-For running outside with me despite your love of the treadmill. I know you hate it (especially in the summer) and often curse aloud, but who else would belt out Jason Derulo with me mid-run?
-For trying my recipes and always supporting My Healthyish Life. I know you hate zoodles and avocado (to name a few) but you give everything I make a taste, even though you very well know you might be tricked into eating a hidden vegetable.
-For pretending to be interested in the Kardashian’s and The Bachelorette to relate to Olivia (my sister) and me. You might just be making conversation, but we secretly think you like both shows. No shame.
-For dealing with hormones and tears that don’t make sense. Don’t worry, they don’t make sense to us either. (Side note: dad’s who survived teenage daughters are the real MVPs).
-For setting a very high standard for future men in my life.
-For getting overly enthusiastic about household cores and turning them into games. How many sticks can you pick up? How fast can you fold the laundry?
-For taking me to dozens of memorable sporting events and answering all my questions, which, you have to agree, have become more insightful as I’ve gotten older. Sorry not sorry that I now beat you in the sports categories on Jeopardy!
-For not asking how much money I spend at Whole Foods. Smart man, smart man.
-For embracing the selfie. You might protest at first, but I know you secretly love them.
-For being the most hardworking and dedicated father, husband, boss and friend. Working 50-60 hour weeks and then coming home to a house full of women is probably not everyone’s cup of tea. You manage well :)
*Linking up to Thinking Out Loud. Thanks, Amanda!*