Friday, September 16, 2016

SOMETIMES YOU DISCOVER SOMETHING OUT OF CONFUSION

      A few  posts ago I tried to write about national Daughter's week. I had noticed a reference to national Daughter's week on line somewhere and the idea sounded interesting. I researched and met with confusion. I could find only one reference to national Daughter's week. I found a couple of sites on national Daughter's day and most sites were on National son and daughter's day.  There were many different dates for the celebration.

     I featured my daughter on the previous post as I thought the main idea was National Daughter's day. I planned to feature my son later on National son's week.

     Now I thought researching National son's week would be a piece of cake. Was I surprised when I found no site on National son's week.

     In my last post I stressed my firm belief to treat all children equally. So there is no National Son's day but I do have a son.

     Growing up , my son was energetic and humorous and had many friends. He was artistic and spent many hours at his desk drawing. He is very bright and did well in school and always liked school.

   His life has taken many twists and turns but it's always been interesting. He came home the last day of Gr. 12 and told us that he joined the army! It was surprising news to us. What he had done is enter a summer training program with the reserve armed forces which paid the handsome sum of $1600.00. He loved the activities that summer and stayed in the reserves. He continued and completed officer training. He stuck with the reserves for about 7 years and made many good friends. After that he has remained in high tech sales and service. Three times the company he worked for has been bought out.


     So after the confusion about National sons and daughter's day I've decided to do what I always do. I recognize the importance of my son and daughter for many reasons. They both have many different talents. They are extremely hard workers. If something needs to be done they pitch in without hesitation. That's a quality I really like about them.

    So I think the most important thing is to recognize our children on a daily basis rather than just one occasion per year!

40 comments:

  1. You have children to be proud of Red and I love that photo.

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  2. Good of you to share him with us! he is very tall! Everyday was a kids day when they were little! :)

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    1. He's about 6' 1" . But Mom is pretty small.

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  3. I've never heard of a national day for sons or daughters but, having lost one son to cancer ten years ago, I value every moment I spend with my remaining son even more.

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    1. I'm sure that you remember your son many times in the day. I hope you don't hear about sons and daughters day again. It sounded pretty tacky.

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  4. I do not attach great importance to those special days, we never celebrate them either. But it is good to be proud of each other whenever you want to be. Nice son you have anyway!

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    1. I don't think people observe many the special days. They sound too tacky and commercialized.

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  5. That is true with all of those we love, good neighbors, great teachers, Well-trained EMTs...You are blessed with two good citizens of the world it seems.

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    1. My only beef is that they don't live near me!

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  6. He's a handsome fellow, and it sounds like he's done quite well in life. Thank you for sharing him so that we know him as well as we know your daughter! :-)

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    1. He was very cute as a little boy. It's been tough dodging around company's that are sold.

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  7. There is always a part of us in what our children do in their lives.We should be proud of all that they do.

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    1. Yes and it works the other way too. We can be poor models as well.

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  8. I agree. I think this is another Facebook trick to raise a popularity rating. I just don't play along.
    I can tell you are as proud of yours as I am of mine!

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    1. You could find something every day to observe. Sometimes I accidentally see them and then do some research. they are pretty tacky.

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  9. what a great photo. he's a big man. looks to have a big heart, too. :)

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    1. He looks big beside us . He's 6' 1"

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  10. Lovely photo of you and your son! And a wonderful tribute too. It's good to tell our children how proud we are of them.

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    1. I think that too many times we dwell on the negative. We want to leave a positive and supportive message.

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  11. A terrific photo of the three of you!

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    1. Thanks. We were just leaving after a visit.

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  12. Hi Red, Lots of nice comments here. I agree, it is kind of you to honor your son, and, really, we should do those things daily instead of having a special day. Congrats on your family, Red. You have one of the good ones!

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    1. Thanks. I don't like to sound like I'm bragging.

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  13. Sounds like a son all of us would be proud to call son. Congratulations.

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  14. Ahhhh... How wonderful to have a son with such talents and a warm heart. I agree that we should treat our children equally. I don't know if we have a National Daughter or Son's Day in the US. We should though.

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    1. I think there is a day in the U.S. but it changes or people can't agree which day to use.

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  15. How right you are that we should all recognize our children on a daily basis rather than on only one day of the year.

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    1. You post often about your son, but I'll bet you think of him everyday.

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  16. That is a wonderful photo of the three of you. He sounds like a terrific man. You both look very proud!

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    1. Thanks. My only beef is that he lives far away.

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  17. I also have a son and daughter and I believe they should recognise me on National Dads Day by providing me with a tanker full of Tetley's bitter and great big Argentinian steak.

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    1. Now that's a really cool day to celebrate. After all we're really worth it.

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  18. I like that you have shared both of your children. It is always interesting how people choose their jobs and what they do. The tech business do tend to buy one another out and redevelop. I have a nephew in the computer programing business and he keeps shifting from a buy out to other companies.

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    1. It's not only tech companies. My daughter works for Rustoleum and they by out many companies.

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  19. I do like the way you treat your son and daughter equally. I know they are not the same and have different skills but it is important for sons and daughters to know they are equally loved and appreciated. Not an easy thing for a parent some time.

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  20. Sounds like you have offspring to be proud of. It is important that we let them know how valued they are.

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  21. I've noticed the same trend on Facebook. Always things like "share if you have a wonderful daughter" and cute poems about how wonderful daughters are. I've never seen a similar post about sons! I'm glad you sought to rectify the lapse and honor your son as well. You are blessed to have one of each, a good son and a good daughter who have brought you joy.

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  22. Absolutely! Why wait for a specially appointed day? It's great you have children you can feel proud of and happy about.

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