I told my wife this morning "You know that tomorrow is Father's Day." And she said "Yes, it is. What do you want?"
That struck me by surprise for a moment, because my reason for reminding her was because I knew we needed to go get something for our fathers -- it hadn't occurred to me to think of the day in the context of me being a father (which I am).
So it seems that each Father's Day I get so hyped up on stressing out about my relationship with my father (with is totally shitty). But a high point today was that I got a card in the mail this afternoon from my in-laws. In it, my mother-in-law had written:
You are such a blessing to us, and a really good father to our granddaughters. We love you. Mom and Dad
Have a wonderful day
The are more like real parents to me than my own biological parents are. I just love my in-laws to pieces.
This got me thinking about what I do right as a father, instead of being so focused on how crappy a relationship I have with my father. I thought I would make a list of ways that I'm a good father:
1. I tell my daughters that I am proud of them often.
2. I tell my daughters that I love them every day, and I hug them as well.
3. My daughters are not afraid to talk to me, and tell me about when they're troubled and they ask my advice.
4. I think I'm a good father.
Feel free to add your own thoughts here.