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I’m staring 40 in the face, toe-to-toe. I have to admit it’s a little scary.

[/pullquote]Tomorrow is my day – Father’s Day, so I’m going to do what most dads would like to on this special occasion. I’m going to “let it all hang out“.

Wait, sorry. I only mean figuratively. Don’t worry.

Tomorrow is the day to celebrate our father’s (and father figures). Of course, I’d argue it should be renamed to “Dad’s Day”, but that’s another subject entirely. What I present to you below is a bit of honesty on my day. There may not be anything too earth-shattering or ground-breaking in what I say, but it’s from the heart. And that’s what’s important on a day like today, right?

Dad Confession #1 – I’m Feeling Super Mortal Lately

I’m staring 40 in the face, toe-to-toe. I have to admit it’s a little scary.

A fellow dad blogger is going through some shit. It’s scary for me – I can only imagine what it’s like for him. I can totally relate / empathize with him, and yet, there’s not much I can do for him except offer support. It can happen to any of us, really. It happens to too many of us.

I’m feeling super mortal lately. Superman, I am not. Godspeed, Oren.

Dad Confession #2 – I Don’t Like the Movie Frozen

I wanted to. I really did. I think I may have the first time I watched the movie. Just like how I loved chocolate gelato the first time I tried it. Except I didn’t eat chocolate gelato ten times a day for the next six months.

I’ve seen the movie about 2.5131 million times now. Not exaggerating. I’m so over it, I would be perfectly fine with never seeing that movie again.

Let it go, Dan. Let it go.

Dad Confession #3 – I’m Falling Out of Love With Red Meat

I think there may be something wrong with me. I’m not sure. The caveman in me may be fading just a bit, but I don’t have a hankering for a big, thick steak or burger as often as you’d think.

Right now I’m craving salad. **gasp**

Wait a minute, that doesn’t mean I’m necessarily hungry for sushi, though.

Just sayin’.

Dad Confession #4 – I Still Look Forward to Date Night

What can I say? Tough exterior but soft the inside. I like the time alone together. I like the time in public together. I like the time when I don’t have to think about anything else but us. I like getting out of the house. I like it when my wife dresses up.

I like date night.

Dad Confession #5 – My Boys Annoy Me Sometimes

I love my boys. Most dads do. That’s just part of our job. But they also annoy the crap out of me sometimes, too. They’re almost 8 years apart, but they fight like they’re twins.

“Daaad, he’s pinching me!!!”

“Daaad, he won’t share the toy with me!!!”

“Daaad, Ethan farted on my head!!!”

The above are daily occurrences. And after a few dozen requests to leave each other alone for a few minutes, I admit I’m rather annoyed when they still don’t listen. Yeah, I get it. It’s all a part of having a sibling (and more likely being brothers), but if I have to tell you to stop more than about five times, I’m annoyed.

That’s what I want for Father’s Day. I want to ask for something once and get it without having to ask five times. I don’t want to hear any whining. I don’t want them to fight over a dollar store squirt gun.

Can we make that happen?

So tell me, what’s your daddy / father confession? It’s our day. Don’t be afraid to let yours hang out a little, too. Share yours in the comments below, on my Facebook wall, or feel free to contact me anytime.

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