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I spent the first 29 years of my life totally avoiding Father’s Day because I had a bad dad. But then I had Oliver, whose father is the bee’s knees.
The first few years, I didn’t really know what to do for Seth on Father’s Day, but now it’s become a tradition to go to the beach -- after all, it’s June, and the weather has usually warmed up enough to not freeze our behinds off. Father’s Day always seems like the natural start of beach season to me, and so a tradition was born.
I don’t think, though, I have ever properly expressed my appreciation for Seth’s awesomeness. I mean yes, we go to the beach, but that is pretty much it. Seth isn’t really a greeting card kind of guy, and, like me, he is not a particularly sentimental person.
But I spent so much of my life with the specter of a shitty dad hanging over my Father’s Day, that I feel like it’s really important to celebrate the good dads out there.
My son is very lucky to have not only a great dad, but also a great almost-stepdad in my life partner, Jeff. These are two of the most thoughtful, loving dads a kid and a mom could ask for. Here’s all the stuff Oliver’s dad and dad-like figure do for him 365 days a year:
So -- a heartfelt thank you to these two dads and ALL the great fathers out there. You guys are the best. Kids like Oliver and moms like me are lucky to have you in our lives.
How about you, xoJaners? Do you have a great dad, or know some great dads? I want to hear about them!
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