Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.
– Anne Geddes
Today we celebrate Dads — because if you are a TGSG reader — you are a Dad vs. a Father. You know how to get down on the ground and get dirty with your kids. You know where the best fishing holes are and that stories just sound better when told around a campfire. You know how to belly laugh, and have even been spotted tearing up when Bambi’s mother meets her fateful end. You know that life is about more than a paycheck and rules, and you are teaching by example.
So cheers to all the Dads out there! For every closet you check for monsters. For every time you relinquish the giant foam finger at the stadium, when we know that it’s you who really wants to wave it. For every game of hoops in the driveway or frisbee in the park. And for every time you have to step back and let them go, because after all, that’s what Dads do.
Hammock by Shel Silverstein
Grandma sent the hammock,
The good lord sent the breeze.
I’m here to do the swinging–
Now,who’s gonna move the trees?
May you have a hammock-in-the-shade-on-a breezy-day kind of day.
See ya outside! – The Grass Stain Guru