Happy Father’s Day on this muggy Sunday in Maine

By | June 18, 2017

When I opened my email this morning, this is what I found from my 10-year-old son:

One day, the lord said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. A few million years later, god gave many people heroes. They were marvel comics, they were the Spartans, they were even the gods. My idea of hero was a little different. My hero is a completely different person. I call mine, Dad. He was the best gift that the lord could have given me. Thank you, Dad. And Happy Father’s Day.

I don’t know where he found the picture to put in the email but I love it. Best email ever.

Father’s Day Lunch

Then I got a call from my 18-year-old and the whole family went out for lunch at Publick House. They are known for their wide variety of beer but since it was 11:30 in the morning I had water. Time constraints never hampered my drinking when I was younger, but that’s what happens when you’re a middle aged man with a family. Let that be a lesson to you kids – enjoy it while you can!

We decided to all split a plate of nachos and a plate of spinach and artichoke dip for lunch. When I say split, I mean my older son ate 3/4 of it  and we got the rest. He was going to take me out for lunch, just the two of us, but because we made it a family thing my wife and I paid. Well worth it to have the family together, in my opinion. And the food was delicious. A bit heavy – we had to pull over on the way home because my 10-year-old thought he was going to be sick – but we don’t eat like that too often.

Gifts and cupcakes!

I also got a journal to write in with pictures of my family on the cover. I love things like this. In 2014 I got a calendar like this, with pictures of my family on every month, and I still have it. So I’m sure this journal will last a long time.

And, I got an LL Bean raincoat. I’ve been wanting a raincoat for a long time, and after looking at the weather forecast for the next few days I’ll definitely use it.

What else will happen on this Father’s Day? Well, I’d planned to mow the lawn, but it’s in the 80’s and the humidity is so high I’m sweating just looking outside. Plus, it looks like it’ll rain soon. Two days ago we barely reached 60 degrees. As we say here in Maine, if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!

Also, my wife usually makes me my favorite dessert, strawberry cupcakes, on Father’s Day, but I notice she hasn’t started yet. I wonder if she forgot. I’m scheming up ways to give her a reminder without seeming like a total jerk. I’ll let you know how it works out for me.

 

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