Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

My son wished me happy Father's day although I haven't been a single mom for over 10 years. My own father died years ago. I wish that I was able to know him as an adult and without my mother's bias. My son's father is apparently too busy to take a call from my son. This has me wondering - why the deadbeat fathers? I mean it must be nice to (barely) write a check weekly and continue on with your life.

I met this guy the other day who has twins. He gets his children every other weekend. While he is doing something involving his kids, I couldn't help wondering what that would be like. You see, I had to beg for a babysitter back in the day. Why should I complain though? These were my kids, my responsibility. Must be nice to be a parttime parent.

Granted, I wouldn't win Mother of the Year. But it really grinds my gears when I hear non-custodial fathers bragging about visitation and paying child support. Do you want a cookie? These are the things that you are supposed to do. And you get NO brownie points if there is a court order involved. Any thing less than joint custody does not impress me.

Anyway, enough negativity. The only beer I remember my father drinking was Pabst Blue Ribbon (bleeeech!). He did have a thing for Pepsi though.

Here's to you, Dad.

1 comment:

  1. There are a lot of dead beat fathers out there, sad but true. But sometimes, if the father is that much of a dead beat, probably best not in the child's life period.

    My hubs has a daughter who he barely talks to but that is by her choice. She lives in the middle of the U.S. and really has nothing to do with him. Despite him trying, around age 14, she slowly brushed him off. Now it's pretty much a card at birthday, fathers day, and christmas. No words just the name. Sad...