Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. Happy Birthday Daddy! This post is one day late, but better late than never.
You know that dad that you always wished was yours….well he was mine. My dad would let me sit in the middle seat in his truck and change the gears with the stick shift. I really felt like hot stuff. When I had bad dreams at night my dad was the only one who could get me out of my dream and back to reality. In 6th grade I got suspended for one day for hitting a fellow student. Now my 12 year old memory of that event was that it was a complete accident, but my adult brain cannot fathom how it could have been an accident. Regardless, I was really scared of what my dad was going to say when he found out that I got suspended from school. This is when he won the coolest Dad ever award. He said, “Did she see you cry?” I responded..”Um, no.” Dad then replied, “Good. Never let them see you cry. I bet she will never bother you again.” He was actually proud of me! How awesome is that!
Not only is he the best Dad, but he rocks as a Grandpa. All the Grandkids, all 5 of them, have him wrapped around their little fingers. When the Zabba’s want to paint his toenails, he happily gets the polish for them. When Sister’s son wants to run to see the “choo-choo”, Papa picks him up and runs as fast as he can to catch a glimpse of the train. He can change a diaper, make a mean pot of mac & cheese, and so much more.
Daddy, I love you. Thanks for being the best Dad ever. Happy Birthday!