Sure, today’s the day the kids bring us breakfast in bed and us dads get to act like it’s all about us for a day (as if we don’t always do that…) It’s great to get the cards and the gifts and the hugs, and act all lazy and full of ourselves, but who are we kidding? EVERY day is Father’s Day because we are fathers EVERY day.
Fatherhood is not a day, it is a lifetime. The time to show love and respect to our own fathers is not on a holiday, it is on every day. Life is too short and too fragile to wait for each June to stand up and speak out for fathers (or May for mothers…). If you have children, there is nothing else as permanent or important as being a parent. Your role as a dad or mom is both the hardest and the greatest (and longest) adventure you will ever embark upon. It is a journey worthy of far more than a single day of celebration.
So, yes, Happy Father’s Day to you, dad, and to you dads. But don’t forget to enjoy and appreciate fathers and fatherhood EVERY day.
Now where’s my kid with my breakfast???
Jeff Sass is the proud dad of ZEO (Zach, 24, Ethan, 23 and Olivia, 21). He is also a seasoned entertainment and technology exec and active social media enthusiast. You can see more of Jeff’s writing at Sassholes! and Social Networking Rehab and you can listen to Jeff on the Cast of Dads, Wunderkind! and Gape Into The Void podcasts. Jeff just launched a new story podcast, DadSlam.
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