Sunday, June 19, 2011

Yea, happy father's day. Whatever.

Happy father's day to you father's out there.

Me? Yup, I had a hand in raising some kids. I did a shitty job of it, and I'm not proud of it at all. Two out three came out okay, entirely on their own without... or despite... my help. The other is being raised by his mother, who is batshit crazy. There's not much I can do for him. He never cared for me or what I thought, and I doubt he ever will in the future.

So.... good luck with this 'Father's Day' thing, and I wish you all the very best.


ZerCool said...

On the flip side, you are guiding dozens of young people to a productive life on a daily basis. So don't beat yourself up TOO hard.

Ami said...

I'm thinking that, too. Don't beat yourself up. We all just do the best we can with what we have going for us at the time.

None of us are perfect.

Ted Amadeus said...

I am thankful for my four-fathers, the last three more than the first, who at best could only be accurately called a "sperm donor" for the full extent of his contribution to my life. I'll have to post about it...
My son is very well off in the earning and academic disciplines, and has the Old Boy Network of Vaticanism on his side; as a consequence, he views people merely as means to his end.
Haven't heard from him in years.
Notwithstanding, to get to spend the summer of 2008 working with and getting to know him was far better than I ever deserved!

Old NFO said...

You deserve some credit too!