Saturday, June 18, 2016

Surprise Father's Day

     Last Sunday I received an email wishing me a Happy Father's Day.

    Now I'm somebody who does not keep tabs on Father's Day at all. I just don't know when it is so when somebody wishes me Happy Father's day a week early I don't know the difference. So I really thought it was Father's Day.

     I thought I'd wait until the end of the day without mentioning it to my wife. Then at the end of the day I would have some fun and tease her about missing Father's Day.

     I started thinking about things. Maybe it isn't Father's Day and if I teased my wife about missing it I would  be the butt of my own joke.

    I had a plan. I would look on the calendar and see what date is Father's Day. Yes! Father's Day was a week later.

    So I told my wife that my daughter had wished me a happy father's day a week early. We both had a chuckle about it.


    Now I couldn't let my daughter away with something like this. She's too much fun to miss teasing. I knew she's be quick with an excuse. I thought maybe the American Father's day is a week before ours and that would be her excuse.

    She had a better excuse. She's in Austria right now and told me that it was Vater dag so she got mixed up or so she claimed.

    Well, no matter what I appreciated the Father's Day greeting.





 

27 comments:

  1. awww. too cute. she thought of you, no matter the calendar. :)

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  2. No matter what, your daughter is thinking of you! Happy father's day!

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    1. she's a very energetic character and full of energy.

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  3. My late son always thought my birthday was 2 days after it really was. The first one for 'the day I claimed as my birthday' and the second for 'the day I know really is your birthday'. It became an endearing ritual.

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    1. Good story. It's surprising the number of people whose birthday celebration is a few days off the real thing.

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  4. It is different everywhere, here it is today, but we don't celebrate it anymore. Only when the children were at school and making a personal present there. It has all become so commercial now.

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    1. Too many of the good family days have become over commercialized.

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  5. How sweet! A family that still enjoys a little humor at each other's expense. Happy Father's Day, Red! :-)

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    1. Both my kids had wicked senses of humor.

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  6. This is cute :)
    http://inthebothv.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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    1. Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House.

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  7. Our son brought his family over and gave Bob two honey dew melons for Fathers Day, a week early.

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    1. Well, Linda, it's the thought that counts. I like honey dew melons so it sounds good.

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  8. My daughter sent me an afternoon tea from a fancy local tea shop with lovely slices of cake, salad, cheese and biscuits but best of all I liked the homemade card on which she wrote, "Thanks for Being a Great Dad". It is nice to be appreciated isn't it Red?

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    1. Hey, you got more than I did. It ain't fair! Yes, when your kids get older some of the really great things come out.

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  9. Happy Fathers Day ! Your a Father know matter what.

    Pretty daughter Red.

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    1. She's been good looking right from the start.

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  10. Happy Fathers Day Red! Your daughter is a beauty! She is keeping you on your toes:)

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    1. Thanks. She's always one step ahead of me.

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  11. Much better to get an early card rather than no card at all. She looks fun and lovely in that picture.

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    1. Yes, I should appreciate what I get.

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  12. You have a pretty daughter Red. Bet she is fun to be with too. Happy Fathers Day!

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    1. Thanks. I liked working on renovation projects with her.

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  13. I had a great day myself. Had breakfast fixed by one daughter and dinner at anothers.

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  14. I hope you had a good Father's Day, Red.

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  15. It's the thought that counts, right?!!

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