June 21, 2009

Obligatory Father’s Day Post

Hey now, look. It’s Dad Day! Yay Dad Day!

So say hello and I love you to your father, eh? Or at the very least, thank him for half your genetic material, or something.

I know I’m nowhere near the child my father wanted. He wanted someone with at least a passing interest in sports, someone who got out and about, someone who was into scouts more than just being along for the ride because that’s what you’re supposed to do and happening to get things done. I’m not the person my father wants.

But eh… I’m a pretty good person. I think he’s come to see me as I am. Well, somewhat, anyway. He at least understands that what I do up here in my computer room is important to me, and that my hobbies are not invalid and that somehow I’ve become a fairly useful person even while indulging in such things.

But even though he tried to push me in so many ways I didn’t want to go, he’s still always been there for me. It was him who flat out told me that they still loved me and supported me when I fucked up my scholarship, and it is him who stands up for me against some of my mother’s more intense whims…

He loves me, and I love him. He’s a pretty damn good Dad.
Happy Father’s Day.

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