Every Day Is Father’s Day

I can’t save money.  I can’t even save half a slice of my favorite pie for the next day’s treat.  I live in the moment, I think.  I am self-indulgent and a real spendthrift.   Be careful what you casually admire in my house.  You’re likely to walk away with it regardless of whether you wanted it.  Worse yet is the inability to purchase a present for Christmas (or for any other occasion) and keep it until the actual day arrives.

Boy tells me what he wants for Christmas or his birthday.  I dutifully order whatever he puts in my shopping cart.  The things start to arrive before Christmas.  Boy lies in wait for them.  Then it begins.  I don’t know why I bother to argue with him about opening packages before Christmas.  He asks every day whether a package came that day.  He knows I won’t lie about it.  In the end, by Christmas Day he’s already opened, and forgotten, most of the packages that arrived.  One year, a few months after Christmas when he was trying to persuade me to buy something for him, he announced in his matter-of-fact way that I had not given him “anything for Christmas”.  Never mind that I’d scraped together some fairly decent presents at the eleventh hour.  So goes the life of a helpless Granny.  What the heck?  I might be dead by Father’s Day anyway.

Photographs I Couldn’t Save For Father’s Day

Unhappy three-Year-old Waiting for Dad.

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Dad's Home From Work!

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Dad Always Tells Me A Funny Story

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Dad Understands I'm Only Three

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Ah, All Is Right With The World

46 Comments on “Every Day Is Father’s Day

  1. So, so precious. What treasures these photographs are. It’s your posts like these, George, that make me slow down, put my computer aside, and go in to peek in on my little one just one more time while she’s sleeping.

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  2. Delightful sequence – works perfectly in B & W. My wife has the same problem with waiting to give gifts. You both suffer because you two are possessed by the spirit of Christmas & the Easter Bunny. Exorcism is not an option. 🙂

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    • Thanks. I don’t think we’re alone. Maybe it’s an arrested development thing? My Mother was a “saver”. She used to tell me that it was better to have a dime tomorrow than a nickel today. I guess I never really got the concept! 😉

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  3. They are so nice… Blessing and Happiness for them, and for you too of course dear George, Thank you, with my love, nia

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    • Thanks, Nia. You are always so good to visit and to comment. I don’t know how you manage to keep up with all of the people who love you. I always smile when I see your beautiful face in the comments section. Bless you, Nia.

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      • Really I don’t know too… 🙂 maybe fairies help me! You are welcome dear George, you are so nice as always and I love you and your blog too… Thank you so much. Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

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    • You are a kind and sensitive girl. I can see that from your posts. Of course, children would love you. I can’t say no to kids either. My grandson is nine years old now, and I am still wrapped around his little finger! 🙂

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    • Babies are the sweetest little creatures. Babies of all species. I think we learn a great deal about how to be parents if we look through that “window into the woods”, don’t you? What could teach us more than your “Mama”? I will never forget her.

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      • Ohhhh,,thank you George!! I do think we could all learn a good deal from “Mama”…I’m so glad that you will remember her…

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  4. These are wonderful! When I was expecting my first child, a lady said ” you must pick up and hold and hug and kiss that child, and give it lots of love. You only “spoil” a child by giving things, instead of love.” Totally true! Charlene

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    • I agree with that philosophy, Charlene. Sometimes, when I see how parents treat their children with such a lack of love and respect, I wonder why they had children in the first place!

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  5. My birthday is June 18 and on occasion has fallen on Father’s Day. My son never forgets me. I get a card for one or the other every year. In August.

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    • OMG, Carl. How you do make me laugh. I have to be certain that I don’t have coffee in my mouth when I start to read a comment from you! 🙂

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  6. Oh Loved it ..Boy is so cute and lovely 🙂
    I am like him in a way( Boy definitely has better manners)..the moment i see a present or anyhting gift wrapped, even if i have had it wrapped for someone else i have this itch to open it..
    George you are such a sweetheart and a loving Granny, Boy is lucky 🙂

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    • Thanks, Soma. All of us adore that baby. He was really two in the photos. He’s such a sensitive and kind little boy. Children respond magically to careful, respectful attention. I am convinced of it. I am so lucky to have Boy. That winter, I moved his table sandbox into the house! Yes, we had lots of sand on the floor that winter! But, it was fun to watch him. I am a crazy granny! 😉

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  7. boy is very precious! I don’t want to wait for Christmas either. Get it and enjoy it now! seems to have a great dad, too! I know he has a great mother and Granny.

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  8. I tend to live in the moment too George, and I like it that way. Love the b&w photos of boy and his dad and that was quite a nice commentary to boot.

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    • Thanks, Lori. I love that baby. He still crawls on our laps if he thinks we’ll allow it. Hey, you’re smart. The moment is all we have. I have seen it disappear for too many people before they got around to living.

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    • Thanks, Boomie. He was a baby then. He will be nine on the 29th. Seems like yesterday or an eternity ago that he was so little. He still crawls up on his dad’s lap just like that baby! 🙂

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  9. Well, living in the moment…that’s all there is really, isn’t it? I’m a bit like that with chocolate..I buy the 2 for 1 deals thinking I’ll save one for tomorrow, then always end up eating it 5 minutes later…. why do I bother kidding myself :)?

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  10. I like the first one. My mother was scandalised once when I sent her a photo of my eldest son standing in his cot crying. She never saw him crying because she was on the other side of the world. Apparently, I shouldn’t have been photographing him, I should have been comforting him. Sometimes, you just can’t win.

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    • I can only imagine what his grandmother thought of a mother who photographed a miserable kid. Of course, she didn’t see him laughing in the next frame! Children are such wonderful drama queens!

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  11. Love it!!! I think he kept that thing for a few more years after those were taken, but who was counting 🙂

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    • Not his sweet dad, for sure! I found these earlier today and just could not resist posting them. Every father should be so sensitive to his child’s world. I should hang these on my wall to make me feel good every day!

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  12. What neat pictures of Charlie. I love the story of the gifts too, of course.

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    • I didn’t remember these until I happened onto them. I think not long after that he had to part with his beloved pappy, didn’t he?

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      • I hate to tell you this but he was 6 when he gave up his pappy…he was 5 when we ran out of the liners that the company stopped making for his bottle. He could “make a milk” by himself by then!

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