As you guys know, my family didn’t do Hallmark Holidays, and so I don’t have a lot of Fathers Day memories to draw on, and my dad did not end up with a collection of loud ties. As my mom used to say, “so what happens on the other 364 days of the year, hmmm?”
Also, as I was a late-in-life
oopsie blessing for them (Dad always joked that they forgot how babies were made, and I always told them they stopped when they FINALLY got it right), and they’ve been gone for a long while… my siblings have great stories and while I’m not exactly jealous of them for having known my parents longer, it feels more like a prequel script to me.
Hallmark Holidays always cut a large swath for our community of Scissorheads.
I know not everyone has/had good parent(s), too. If you have good memories, cherish them, and if you have bad ones, learn from their mistakes and move-on. If you are lucky enough to still have parents give’em a call (it’s what they actually want), and if you are a parent, be like the ones in that vid in the tweet. Give your Yutes the memories that you would want them to have of you.
As Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”