Friday, June 21, 2013

Fathers' Night, 2013

Fathers' Day, technically, was nearly one week ago. Yet in this house and in two others nearby, Fathers' Day is only marked by an outing of three Dads to go out to a late show of a "guy movie." Thus, Mike and friends C. and L. can mark their paternal experiences by Hollywood gems like The Hangover and the A-Team. Tonight, it's .. oh, I can't even remember the name of it, but I do know that it's 10 P.M. and the men have JUST left for the Fresh Pond Cinema.

I suppose, once all of our children are a bit older, they will be able to better express what Daddy means to them, and we'll have more to remember Fathers' Days by.

This year, I was inspired by my niece and nephew to have Rohan fill out a Fathers' Day questionnaire. The results:

"My dad's name is :   Mike"
"My dad eats :    Spice"
"My dad drinks :   Milk and Water"
"I like it when my dad:    Gives us a piggy back ride."
"It's funny when my dad :    Shakes us and makes my mouth go wawawawawawa."

Uma's answers were less intelligible. She, instead, created a "Father Day Painting" for Daddy, and insisted that she "write name." Rohan helped, and labeled it, "Rohan Uma".

"It says Rohan and Uma, because we're friends, AND we're in the same family."

Mike is a dad who devotes his whole self to whatever he is doing. Here he is, blowing perfectly sized, well-aimed bubbles for two friends who happen to be our children. Happy Father's Day.