Father's Day Request
Written on June 14, 2006 by Kevin.
This time last year, I was just a regular Joe Smoe. My wife was nearly half way through the pregnancy and I could not yet call myself a father. Now, I am a father. A father that shows it off by taking care of his son in public and behind closed doors. Am I ashamed to be a father? Certainly not. Do I do funny things in public that others may find embarrassing? Sure. But that is what a father does. That is why there is a day dedicated to men like me.
What is the most purchased item for Fathers Day? I can only imagine its a tie. What did I ask for this year? A tie. Have I ever wanted a tie before? No I have not. Heck, I haven't even worn a tie very many times in my life. I am just following in the footsteps of all fathers that came before me.
What do I really want for Father's Day? Here is a short list.
- Rylan to serve me breakfast in bed.
- Rylan to take his first steps.
- Rylan to say daddy for the first time.
- Rylan to crawl to me and give me a big hug.
- Eat a nice steak dinner without Rylan needing me to hold him.