Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

This 1966 photograph of my dad and me, perfectly illustrates what life is like as a father with young children: You desperately want to sleep, but your kids just won't let you.

This photograph also illustrates what it must be like to have a wife who would rather grab a camera than keep your kid away so you can get some rest. I'm guessing my mother was also desperate for sleep and resented each and every second of my dad's snoozing. (Chances are she actually said to me, "Go wake your daddy up.") But, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt by assuming that she just wanted to take advantage of a good photo op.

Sorry, dad. I hope you get to take an uninterrupted nap today.

Happy Father's Day.

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