Early Father's Day Wish  

pragmaticCTcpl 62M/51F
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6/16/2006 6:50 am

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Early Father's Day Wish

I don't have a relationship with my Father. For many reasons, that I will not go into. However, I want to wish all the other men out there a Happy Father's Day. It takes a very special man to be able to do the following. Don't wait...do it.

* Frequently say, "I love you." to your child.

* Involve yourself and take an interest in your child's world.

* Share your vulnerabilities.

* Talk to your child. Not at him/her and listen to what they have to say.

* Treat him/her as you want to be treated. Respect isn't automatic...it has to be earned.

Happy Father's Day Weekend!!!!

MWWwantsmore 52F

6/16/2006 7:17 am

Very well put Prags

I dont have a relationship with my dad either, he was never around when I was growing up and didnt meet my son till he was 6. I never hear from him unless I contact him first!

I am with you in wishing all dads out there a Happy Fathers Day!

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:46 am:
Thank you MWW...there are great dad's out there. We unfortunately, just didn't get them.


6/16/2006 9:30 am

What a wonderful post

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:49 am:
Thanks Muff. {=}

49AK 56M
1823 posts
6/16/2006 10:18 am

I don't have any kids of my own (fill in punchline here). I do rent two, however... Being a stepdad is often a struggle, especially when you're not really (legally) the stepdad.

I do my best to be there for them... I have one of them working for me in my office... but it's not the same... and I find myself making some of the same mistakes that my parents made... they seem so natural.

Thanks for the post...

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:53 am:
We are a blended family too. While it is never easy raising and being a Step Dad to someone else's children, it is possible to build your own special relationship and break the cycle of ones own parenting...I'm living proof!! I give you so much credit for being honest. {=}


6/16/2006 3:13 pm

Happy Father's Day to guys that fit that descript. Blessed kids and dads!

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:53 am:

docdirk 48M

6/16/2006 9:41 pm

Father? What is this strange language in which you speak?

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:55 am:
Repeat after me Doc...."Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...."

expatbrit49 63M

6/17/2006 5:57 am

I always tell my kids I love them... even when I feel like straggling them

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:57 am:
That makes all the difference..!!!

TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
6/19/2006 7:09 am

Very well said. I did not have a good relationship with my father, but he died 23 years ago. I don't have a relationship with my mother for many reasons just like you.
Every word you say is true...it distinguishes the good dads from the bad ones.
Thank you.

pragmaticCTcpl replies on 6/19/2006 10:59 am:
RT ~ What I said applies to Mother's or Dad's. From the sound of it..you are a great Mother. We learn from others mistakes as well as our own.

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