A Father mends... scraped knees, broken toys and old fences.
A Father cooks up... plans for a swim at the beach, a batch of pancakes on a Saturday morning and dinner on the grill when mom needs a break.
A Father makes up... funny voices, goofy faces and spellbinding stories and songs.
A Father gets up at night... for a drink of water, a scary dream and a wet bed.
A Father loves... his family.
A Father is a complex thing to be; the role of Father is less defined, less certain than that of a Mother. A Father is often running from the shadows of Fathers from past generations, trying to become a more involved, more loving, more present Father of Today and Tomorrow. Today's Father is succeeding in bringing more balance to the parental roles and the family.
Happy Father's Day to all those who answer to "Daddy", but especially to the Daddy in our family. Over and out...
*Inspired by a worksheet 3 YO Darling 2 filled out at preschool for Father's Day.