On Being a Real-Life Dad

I confess, I’m cheating a little, since I’ve posted this short dad video before, along with some thoughts on my own dad. But, hey, I’m also a dad, and I’m busy being celebrated today. So just a brief meditation here, which (second confession) I actually wrote and scheduled yesterday.

Real-Life Dads are almost by definition imperfect. I know this because my dad was imperfect–and so am I (no, that’s not a third confession; it’s a well-known fact). But most of us Real-Life Dads are really trying (really). And as we we get older and think about how much we love our kids, we begin to realize our dads must have felt the same way about us. So once we forgive them for being imperfect, we start loving them a little more, and might even (whether or not they’re still with us) feel like shouting:

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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42 Responses to On Being a Real-Life Dad

  1. trE says:

    Happy Father’s Day, Mitch! Enjoy it to the fullest!

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  2. Happy Father’s Day!

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  3. Happy Father’s Day, Mitch! Enjoy the celebrations, its only once a year. 😉 xx Michael

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  4. francisashis says:

    Wish you a Happy Father’s Day.🌹🎂💐💗🎹🎵🍜🌹🌷🎶🎸

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  5. Love it! Thinking of my own dad, an 8-minute story: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/335096028522078231/

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  6. Love Alone says:

    Reblogged this on Love & Love Alone.

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  7. Jennie says:

    That was wonderful! Happy Father’s Day!

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  8. dovalpage says:

    Happy Father’s Day!

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  9. Happy Father’s Day! It isn’t easy and I bet you did/you’re doing a good job.

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  10. revruss1220 says:

    Happy Father’s Day to you, too. Dadding is one of the best and one of the hardest jobs I have ever done.

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  11. Happy Father’s Day, Mitch!

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  12. TEP336 says:

    Happy Father’s Day, Mitch! May it be a blessed one.

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  13. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Happy Fathers Day Mitch…the hardest but most rewarding job ever.

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  14. venzvox says:

    “My Father Began as a God” by Ian Mudie represents this sentiment beautifully as it traces the changing perception we have of our fathers. Thank you for reminding me of it.

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  15. Zina Hermez says:

    Happy Father’s Day, Mitch. As you already know, God loves us in our imperfection.🙏

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  16. Hope you had a great Father’s Day, Mitch. God bless!

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  17. themeonnblog says:

    Happy Father’s Day!

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