Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Our Sub-Par Father's Day
Father's Day fell the first weekend we moved in. We were still shell-shocked from the move-in surprises and process of finding a home for all of our things in our new space. There were still boxes everywhere, clutter and pictures were leaning on the walls, still waiting to be hung.
I remembered Saturday night that it was Father's Day the next day, so I scrambled to the store, bought a card and a few treats and a store-bought box of bakery cupcakes with "Dad" sticks in them. Can you tell already that it was destined to be a sub-par Father's Day? (groan) It was. :(
I think I tried to make something yummy out of what we had in our fridge/freezer. Pork Tenderloin and rice pilaf, maybe? A green salad, I'm sure.
We did do one great thing and let him take a big, long Sunday nap. In typical Josh fashion, he awoke with hair mussed up and a croaky voice saying, "I didn't mean to fall asleep!" It's almost a running joke. I wish I could fall asleep as fast and as soundly as he does.
We broke out our store-bought cupcakes after dinner and ate them on our back deck. Yaks declared thoughtfully, "Mom? You know what? I don't think I even LIKE frosting. It's too sweet."
Well, whatever it was, it wasn't nearly what it SHOULD have been, and what our dear dad deserves. He's pretty great, and loves us a whole lot! We hope he knows that. Three cheers for next year!
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