Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Little Confusion!

      For the last week or ten days I've been noticing something come up about daughter's week. Now I saw it several times so I got curious. Curious enough to look it up.

      I found many widely different pieces of information.  So what did I find?

      I had a hard time to track down daughter's week. There was information but nothing definite.

       Some sites suggest Son and Daughter day. This makes sense to me. I feel that in a family if you honor one child the other says, "Hey, what about me?"

      However there was lots of information on National daughter's day. Now the dates for national daughter's day was all over the year. One site was very specific...the fourth Sunday of September. Other's said August 11. there were dates in April May and June. It looks like whoever declares national daughter's day gets to say when the date is.

     What is National daughter's day for? Well, this makes some sense. It's to honor our daughters! So there are cards and suggested gifts for the occasion. It's starting to sound like this is commercialized.

     However, since we're on the topic, I can certainly take the opportunity to tell you that I have a great daughter. I have a great son but I'll have to leave that to National son's day.

    My daughter is a very lively energetic full of life character. She's always ready for a challenge. She's also very quick to challenge anybody else. House renovation is her passion. A do it yourselfer yet! When she lived here, Dad was her assistant. 

    Bright,  smart, ambitious. She finished two degrees and has worked in different fields. She worked in human resources for an oil company, taught high school (in French!) and now is back in human resources. She works in a group that develops programs for a large company.  She's in Australia for this week introducing training packages. Last week she was in Cleveland and next week she's back in Cleveland. Busy!

    After all that she has time to keep up talking to Dad.

    I always tell her , "She's the best daughter I could ever have." I tell my son the same thing. Keep things even!

      Now I don't need a special day to think about my daughter . I can do that all year.


31 comments:

  1. Having good, law-abiding children who enjoy life is a blessing isn't it Red?

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    1. You've got that right. We've seen everything during our teaching careers.

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  2. Love this and I have no idea of the day but like you I do not need a national one. B

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    1. I've seen a few sad cases where children do not get recognition and support. so it's important to act.

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  3. i think folks should celebrate their loved ones every day, too. she's a wonderful woman.

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    1. Like everyone she has her moments. She's also very artistic!

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  5. I have only one daughter and she is Special every day as well as my two sons. Your daughter to you and your wife is beautiful outside and In. Right. Very pretty lady.

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    1. It would be a very lonely life without kids!

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  6. Always enjoy being around my children

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  7. Awww, that is so sweet and you know what? I think she sounds just like you! She looks like the perfect daughter.

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    1. Well, she's not perfect but she keeps things interesting.

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  8. Lucky you to have such a great daughter. And son, too. Happy Family Day to all of you! :-)

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  9. How delightful! Your daughter looks like she has personality plus. You are a lucky dad.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head with personality plus. that's her.

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  10. It is nice that you keep it even.

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    1. As teachers we learned not to compare kids in a family but to support each one. so I do that with my own kids.

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  11. Aw, proud papa! I love that. Your daughter sounds amazing. And I can relate to this post with daughters. I have two incredible ones of my own.

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    1. Thanks. she's done a variety of interesting things.

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  12. She teaches in French? Now I AM impressed! I've never heard of daughter's day or week -- or son's, for that matter. When I was a kid and asked when my day would come, my parents would say, "EVERY day is child's day!" Which of course is baloney.

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  13. What a wonderful and accomplished daughter. I have two precious daughters, too, and feel very fortunate to have them in my life.

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  14. I loved this tribute to your daughter! She sounds like a wonderful person and you are one proud dad. :)

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  15. Your daughter sounds like an busy, happy gal! :)

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  16. Terrific tribute, Red!

    I have no sons or daughters... that I know of.

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  17. She sounds like an amazing person, Red. You are certainly blessed! I tell my daughter she's my favorite daughter too. And my son is my favorite son. Good thing I only have one of each. I also have one granddaughter and one grandson. They're both favorites too. :- )
    Two degrees? Wow!

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  18. Great post, Red. She is very accomplished ... can sure see why you are so proud. Your post is a nice tribute to her!

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