It's Father's Day! Everyone loves celebrating their parents on Mother's and Father's Day. It is the one time where it is just your siblings and parents and you aren't obligated to provide tons of presents.
I feel pretty lucky on Father's Day. I have long said I have the best dad in the world. He may drive me bonkers when he wants me to watch Tucker Carlson, or calls me to debate politics with me, or tells me I have arrived at the wrong address, but at the end of the day, he is still the same goofball I grew up with.
My dad and I are very similar. We are opinionated, stubborn, hardworking, and very introverted. I learned so much of my work ethic from him. He works 80 hours a week and is constantly learning.
At the same time, I have the same stupid sense of humor. Sarcasm runs deep in this family. When someone asks what we want for food, I have to fight the urge to say ice cream cones. I love how my dad still gives me 10,000 points when I do something awesome. The most special thing about my dad though, is that he is still here.
A few years ago he had a heart issue that should have killed him. We were blessed that he was proactive and paranoid. He took things seriously after that. He eats better, walks like a fiend, and is super fit now.
Well, this one is to you Charming Charlie, my favorite Chuckles, the best dad ever. Here is to many more phone debates and long walks.