What do fathers do for us? An ode to my father:
Fathers are there for us when we get stung by a pack of angry wasps that your sister decided to pour Elmer’s wood glue on to glue them into their nest in the garage door frame. They board it up again and make it safe to step over the door frame into the garage again.
They find you amusing and encourage your entrepreneuring side when you decide to set up a stand to sell lemonade, or stuff like your Halloween candy, to gullible college students passing by.
If you want to wear special clown make-up with your pajamas for Halloween, a father will help you put your face on so you’re ready to go.
Father’s are there to record embarrassing moments on camera when you be minding yo own business, playing in your little kiddy pool and your diaper’s hanging half off yo bottom lookin’ all ganster style. Long before it was in.
Fathers take you on nature walk – telling you what all the plants are and letting you taste all the ones that are edible.
When you come back from your own nature walk with your sister using your Golden Nature Guide tree book and star book and tell your dad you found lots of leaves, but you didn’t find any stars, father’s let you know that some day, you could actually find your stars, too.