We had a really good day today and I’m super grateful for it. There was time spent in the yard playing and I was able to cut the grass again.
I know tomorrow is Father’s Day but I don’t think we are going to really do anything and I’m fine with that. We’ve not really celebrated Father’s Day in our house for years and again, that’s okay. I know I’m a Father and I know how lucky I am. I don’t really need a day to celebrate it.
That said, I of course, I want to acknowledge my Dad and my younger brothers on this Father’s Day. I have the absolute best Dad in the world and while we sometimes don’t see eye to eye, he’s always been there for me.
My youngest brother just had their 2nd child last month and my younger brother, right behind me in age, has been a Dad for awhile now. Happy Father’s day you guys, even though I know they don’t read this blog and I’ll contact them directly in the morning.
We sorta ended today in an emotional way. Elliott was really upset about things with his mom and we talked about for at least an hour. These are things I can fix but I can certainly listen and be supportive. The conversation will remain private but I’m so grateful that he’s opening up rather than suffering alone.
I’ll be completely honest, being there for kids and knowing that they will come to me when they need to talk is the best Father’s Day gift I could ask for because that’s what it’s all about.
The rest of the day was relatively uneventful and aside from a domestic incident next door, a constant barrage of explosions throughout the day (apparently fire crackers), life has been survivable in our neighborhood today. It was certainly better than last night because there were two large house parties a few doors down, on either side of me.
I know life is crazy right now but we will get through it. Please stay safe, stay smart, wash your hands, social distance and for the love of God, wear a mask when you leave your house.