Happy Father's Day

What do dads really want for Father's Day? If we're to believe Madison Avenue, it's electronic gadgets (this encompasses Ipods, Iphones, I-anything, computers, big screen T.V.s, and any handheld portable device), or a new grill with accompanying tools, or a tie.

But is that what Dad really wants? I've been pondering what Husband really wants and, truthfully, I'm at a loss. I think my contribution will be: No demands; a casual day where we do whatever he wants. I'll try my best not to nag him about anything (that's going to be really hard), and hopefully we'll have a lovely day.

When I think back to my own dad, the overriding feeling I have is how much he loved us (and we weren't always the most loveable bunch, let me tell you). My dad was colorful; a real character. I have vivid memories of him mowing the front lawn in the following get-up: Cowboy boots with black socks, green and blue bermuda shorts, sleeveless T, and cowboy hat. In hindsight, this may have been the most sensible ensemble he could muster. The hat kept the sun off, the T was cool, and the boots protected him from the, um, tall jungle grasses? Happily, I have great memories of my dad.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. And enjoy your Ipod/barbecue!