to dads everywhere!
As much as I detest the rampant consumerism associated nowadays with Father's Day, (as well as Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas and every other celebrated day it seems...), the sentiment of acknowledging the love for, and contribution to your family of, your dad/husband/grandfather is a lovely one.
My son wanted to know when Grandmother's Day and Poppy's Day were. I think that we'll just hijack Mother's Day and Father's Day for those.
But, if you avoid the marketing side of today, what dad doesn't get the teensiest bit gooey when he gets the portrait of himself that his 6 year old son has drawn for him or the decorated "special shoebox" that his 4 year old lovingly glued and stuck?
“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Anne Geddes
Happy Father's Day 2009.