Father’s Day was great. I didn’t have to do chores, and I was served my breakfast and coffee. My son presented me with a cup of coffee and a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup. He then brought out a box of his Legos and said I could play with them that day, watch the news, or take a nap. He is starting to know me too well.
Moments later our son got into trouble for sassing mom. Once the dust settled, our son gave me a card he created himself, and Krista helped him spell the words he wanted to say. It was a nice card, and it warmed my heart.
We went to church and enjoyed the service and returned home for a wonderful lunch/dinner. My wife made us homemade burgers with the works and strawberry milkshakes. Once stuffed, we opened up a father’s day gift which contained a hammock. My first ever hammock, and I have been talking about getting one since my freshmen year in college over 2 decades ago. I called my Dad and we even Skyped my family while sitting on our new family sized hammock.
That evening I introduced my son to my favorite television show when I was his age, Scooby Doo. We watched the very first episode created in 1969. My son earlier this week was throwing his ball over the wood shed and lost it in the tall grass. He began crying, screaming, whining and was escalating into a full temper tantrum when I asked him how he was going to solve the mystery of the missing ball. He stopped escalating for a second to admit he didn’t know what a mystery was. At that moment, I knew my son could benefit from the super sleuths of Scooby Doo and the gang.
While watching Scooby Doo we enjoyed an angel food cake my wife and son made. My wife topped it with whipped cream and huckleberry sauce. It was really delicious. I am sure my wife could post the recipe if there is interest.
Once our son went to bed, Krista and I watched a few episodes of Family Ties we ordered from Netflix. We discussed the day and I told my wife how grateful I was to her and our son for giving me such a special day.