Father’s Day. A day when many of us dads are reminded of our second-class status compared to moms. However, in keeping with my push toward positivity I’m not going to expound on that idea, or mention any of the following in this post:
- How my son’s school did not have a Father’s Day show, though they had one for Mother’s Day.
- How there was a big seafood bash at my grandmother’s house for Mother’s Day, but there’s nothing planned for today to honor the handful of dads in my extended family.
- How I received no cards in the mail, just the ones handed to me from my wife and son (I do love appreciate them!).
- How much my back hurts.
You will not hear me complain about any of that. In fact I’d rather say thank you for all of the thought-provoking and insightful comments on my previous post. I also wanted to thank you all for being so supportive of this blog and it’s efforts to dispel some of the myths, stereotypes, and negativity that surrounds black fatherhood in the U.S. I am truly grateful for the 15,000+ visitors I get every month and all the new cyber friends that I make everyday.
And finally I want to say Happy Father’s Day to all the dads that can’t be home with their kids today (trying on neckties) because they are on active duty overseas serving this country, locked-up for non-violent offenses, being kept away by their baby mamas even though they want to be involved in the lives of their children, and all the other dynamic dads out there.
(Speaking of “dynamic dads,” please take a moment today in between dad worship to visit http://theblogfathers.com. The Blogfathers is a group of dads that I’ve been blogging with for the last few months. Today, on our day, we put up our first collaborative post. And yes, I’m pretty sure I’m “the black guy.”)
Happy father’s day. Hope it’s a great one.
Happy Father’s Day! Hope you had a great one even without the cards or seafood.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY… and i hope your back feels better!
Good points, Keith. I’m surprised about the school thing, though, I must admit.
Belated happy Daddy’s Day wishes to you and your family’s handful o’ poppas.
Happy Father’s Day to you! (A day late…)
Oh, and I got no cards either. Hmph.
Happy belated, yet well deserved Fathers Day. While seafood dinners, and school presentations maybe nice, your families love and appreciation for you by far outweighs them all.
I hope you and your son start your own Father’s Day tradition. My Dad has always had first class status with me. So much so, I gave him his own post on y blog. And he suprised me and actually went online and read it. 😉
Hats off to you and all the other dads that inspire greatness!