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Jun 24, 2020
I want to wish everyone a belated Happy Father's Day! Sometimes, I drop the ball, and I sure did with getting a Father's Day message out this year.
When the kids were little, the school always invited the dads for "Donuts and Dads" in celebration of Father's Day. If you're a dad, I hope you got your donuts on Sunday.
My family celebrated a combined Father's Day/birthday for my dad (his birthday is early July) a couple of days before Father's Day. We had a wonderful dinner and evening at my parent's.
Dad picked the menu, honoring his Italian heritage. We enjoyed ravioli, Italian sausage, a big salad, and a nice red. My sister made a delicious chocolate cake.
We did all that celebrating on Friday night and then I drove back home on Saturday. I was painting most of the day Saturday and all day Sunday.
I'm overjoyed to say that I've finished painting the interior of my little home! And guess who made that possible?
My dad's an electrical engineer and all-around handyman.
Growing up, Dad always taught us girls anything he'd teach our brother. He wanted us to know how to fix things. I'm not as handy as Dad, but I definitely do a lot of things myself.
Dad has spent multiple weekends over the last couple of months helping me out.
There were tons of cracks and nail pops all over my little place from when the neighbors built their house.
The task was overwhelming and would have been expensive to hire out. Plus, when you work at home, it's hard getting anything done with other people around working on the house. And COVID.
So...Dad to the rescue.
He did the drywall fixes and helped me paint. He was up and down the ladder, painting ceilings, walls, and trim. It wasn't a fun task but it was so much nicer having Dad help me.
We'd put on the music and get to work.
Dad especially loved listening to 70s rock radio on Pandora. We'd call out the name of the band every time a song came on and talk about the music and band members and whatever memories the songs prompted.
It was good spending time with him.
I can't imagine my life without my dad in it.
The reality is, we can't have our parents forever. I have so many friends who've lost one or both of their parents.
Here's to all the amazing dads out there.
My heartfelt condolences to those whose dads (and moms) have left this world.
And to those who didn't have dads growing up or whose dads were less than kind or not engaged, I see you, and I know that must have been extremely difficult.
Let's put as much love and kindness out in the world as we can possibly muster. The world needs it, and the world needs amazing dads!
Happy Belated Father's Day!
See you between the raindrops!
And if you want to give dad a Krispy Kreme Donut sign print, you can find one on my website!
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