Being a Dad is mostly the stuff you didn’t intend doing

Being a Dad is often the stuff that happens while we are making other plans. I wrote this post for the Harassed Mom blog and thought I’d focus on how fatherhood is often more about our kids’ plans than our own.

Twitter says #ThankYouDad

Twitter celebrated Father’s Day with a fun series of tweets and the hashtag, #ThankYouDad. I love this stuff and had to share two tweets I enjoyed.

“I just don’t want to make your day worse, Dad”

My daughter sobbed that she didn’t want to make my day worse by not listening to me when I told her and her brother to get ready for bed. She reminded me about what is really important.

Generous Fathers' Day gifts with #lovefromiStoreSA

My wife told me she had a call from iStore SA (the Core Group, I believe) to arrange delivery of a Fathers’ Day gift for me. They delivered it to her office last week and she handed it to me when I popped in to say hi. It arrived unwrapped but in an iStore bag […]

Happy Dads' Day!

Today is Fathers’ Day in South Africa (and possibly for you too). I prefer “Dads’ Day” and this is my little greeting. I love being a Dad. Our kids’ arrival introduced an amazing dimension to my life which shifted priorities, focus and purpose. It has been a wild ride and although it isn’t always hugs […]

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