Father’s Day Father

We don’t really celebrate Father’s Day in my family.  We don’t really celebrate any of that stuff.

But since everyone is sharing photos old photos of their dads, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon.  Okay, I did promise no more photos of him on the internet. But this one doesn’t count! Because, really, it’s about me. I mean look at that smile.

Big smile - lex and jim

Try and tell me that is not the world’s most self-satisfied child!  Good lord! Could I smile any bigger? (I’m pretty sure the answer is “not without hurting myself”.)

Good lord! Could I smile any bigger? (I’m pretty sure the answer is “not without hurting myself”.)

I may have to revisit my belief that I was hard-done-by as a kid… because I simply do not see it here. Not one tiny little bit.

I figured I’d also add, in honour of Father’s Day,  that when I was really little my Dad was my primary caregiver.  He even stood-in for other people’s fathers at times too.  So while we don’t actually celebrate Father’s Day. If we did, he’d have extra bonus points.

Here’s an exemplary photo of my father parenting. He’s reading Dani to sleep.  Dani is the little one who is wide awake. Dad, well, he’s the other one.

Happy Father’s Day Dad. Even though I know (or at least hope) you aren’t reading this.

If you are reading this, don’t yell at me about it: I’m sharing a lovely story and you are lucky to have me.  (And I am lucky to have you.)

12 thoughts on “Father’s Day Father

  • June 12, 2014 at 6:36 pm
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    Hey Danielle you might want to click through on this one… there’s a little Dani at the bottom.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 8:32 pm
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    I love that photo! It’s really confusing to others when you say your grandfather is only 10 years older than your mom. It’s fun explaining our family.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm
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    It sure is! I used to like introducing George as my “common-law step common-law brother-in-law” Or as Tom called him “our son-in-law”. It is never boring.
    cc Taura Fox Walker.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 8:38 pm
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    your right! as long as we understand.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm
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    🙂 ♡♡ Family rocks.

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  • June 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm
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    Such delight on both those faces! Love that photo!!!

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  • June 13, 2014 at 1:04 am
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    Love this. ♡

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  • June 13, 2014 at 8:32 am
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    This photo of dad and Dani is the thing of legend. I found it in a drawer when I was home, and it may be the first time I’ve ever seen it!

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  • June 13, 2014 at 11:36 am
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    Bonnie Massey take a second and open the post too. You’ll love the photo with Dani!

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  • June 13, 2014 at 11:45 am
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    Oh my Lex—tears! I remember those days so well! He worked hard–played hard–slept hard! Anywhere! A lovely dad and a dear dear friend! You’re SURE he can’t read this eh? 😉

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  • June 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm
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    Bonnie Massey well not unless someone lets him use their computer, phone or iPad. Or goes seriously old school and prints the post and hands it to him. There are a couple of my posts in the day book at home.

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  • June 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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    Not surprised—mighty fine stuff you are frequently up to! Thought of you lot with my full moon posting today!

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