Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Belated Father's Day

Hello There My Little Belgian Waffles !

Happy Belated Father's Day to all you dads out there ! I spent time with my grandparents and my dad over the weekend and we all had a great time. My grandma makes the best cookies and brownies ever ! I also got to catch up with her and grandpa for a few hours which was nice.

I took my Old Man out for breakfast and at the restaurant they were giving away free duct tape to the dads. I don't know what my dad is gonna do with his. Dare I ask ? Anyway, my dad has lived out of state for many years, so this was the first time I got to take him out and it was nice.

I also got my first ride on a Harley. My dad took me on his bike, and it was really nice because my family lives by the Mendocino Coast and we got a great view of the ocean. I hadn't been on a motorcycle since I lived in Barcelona, so I think it was time for another ride. Now I understand why dudes love their motorcycles.

So anyway, special shout out to you dads out there. I think that fathers don't get enough recognition and they really deserve it. My dad is busting his ass right now taking care of my grandparents, assisting in managing their business and he is helping take care of a family member with cancer.

The best thing my dad ever instilled in me early on is that life is not fair. That and being a stickler about finances. We did not have the nicest clothes nor did we drive expensive cars even if we could've afforded it. We lived within our means, and he paid for private school. We had the basics, and if we wanted something more, we had to work for it. Now I may not have had the "cool" dad that bought me the latest fads, but this has paid off in the long run.

Had he raised me to feel that I was Daddy's princess and that I am entitled to everything because I am Daddy's Princess, then I would have had a helluva hard time in the real world. Especially since the past couple of years have been filled with a lot of  missed opportunities and rejection in finding a job, dating and friendships. Because of that, it was easier to simply accept it when things flopped, move on and try harder. I am not so afraid of rejection anymore. But this year I found a great job and have wonderful friends. It really only takes a moment for an opportunity to come your way.

I feel like I have a good grasp on reality thanks to him and I don't feel like anyone owes me, nor that I owe anyone anything.

Anywho, time to get ready for bed, my tasty little breakfasts !

Besitos. Muah !


Riot Kitty said...

I used to get so pissed when my dad reminded me that life wasn't fair, but it's really a good point.

Pesto Sauce said...

Dads are always the one who instill practitality and are hardly irrational unlike their sweeter female counterparts

Big Mark 243 said...

I am happy for you and sad for myself.

All things considered, you had a wonderful Dad, because he was and is, there.

Realliveman said...

Old man?? Is that what we father had become?? Old men??? LOL

My father passed away 11 years ago, but I still miss the fathers days we spent together.

mac said...

You are a thoughtful daughter

That bike ride sounds great. I'd love to take one like that, with a passenger like you ;-)

dadshouse said...

Thanks for the shout out! I especially liked the Belgian waffle reference, not sure why. Glad you had fun with your dad.

Red Shoes said...

Hey Sunshine... your Dad sounds like a wonderful man.. especially the part about taking care of family members... I see way too many people... both genders... just walk away from relatives who need help...

If he is responsible for you being the sweet heart you are, then he REALLY has done a great job!!


LL Cool Joe said...

Nice post, and yeah Dad's definitely don't get the recognition they deserve!

KrippledWarrior said...

There is a huge difference between a father and a DAD. I'm glad you had a DAD.
And now you know what bikers know! The Reason dogs like to ride with their head out the window!!! The wind in your face feels good.
Keep it between the ditches.

Just telling it like it is said...

Well he must have done a lot good because your very smart and clever...Life lessons are worth their weight in gold! Happy Father's day to him!

Fireblossom said...

What is this "reality"? Do I need it? Or what?

the eternal list said...

happy dad's day, babes


love the new BG

Charlene said...

Great post!

A person who takes care of someone who needs help is an angel.

Kerrie said...

Duck tape! My dad would have been in seventh heaven with that one. Glad you had a good time with your dad. My dad had heart failure at Christmas and now has a double pacemaker. He is doing O.K now but it really scared me. I thought my dad would live forever. I suddenly realised he might not be around forever. So now I value him even more.

Paul Nichols said...

What a great daughter you are to write so highly of your dad.

And I've been thinking about getting a Harley myself. Mostly thinking. And if I get one I'll give you a ride, too. If you want.

Don't hold your breath :)

Darrin.. said...

Man... what a motorcycle ride! If I lived there I'd have to get myself a bike as well!