These days, if your father still knows you exist and is still around to help you carve out a path in life, you have an unimaginable blessing. It has got to be really stressful being a good Dad, and there is unimaginable sacrifice involved. Especially with the financial sort of kind. My Dad was there for me well after the age of 18 had passed me by. He's always been there as I painstakingly carved out a relevant, if convoluted, lifeplan for myself. For the rest of my life, I will never forget the look on my Dad's face when I told him that I was thinking of majoring in Pottery.
Luckily I changed my mind and graduated with a much more marketable B.A. degree; History.
But anyway, the best thing about my Dad I think is that he is a Nature Dad! They are the best kind of Dad you can have. Immersing their kids into the natural world is the best thing they can do for their kids besides all that other stuff like food, shelter and education. You don't even have to be a perfect nature Dad, or live up to any impossible standard as one:
We kids appreciate any type of Nature Dad who take us out in nature, even if they are nature-challenged at times:
In a world of fun, modern technology, it's not easy to win over your kids in a different setting. We'll get over all the awkwardness eventually. At least you tried....
So what if you didn't have a Nature Dad? What a bummer. But don't feel bad, it was probably just how your Dad was raised, so he didn't know any better with you. Besides all those "rugged dads" that your friends had probably aren't all that they appear to be:
At least be thankful these guys aren't your Dad now:
So cheers to all the down to earth Nature Dads out there. And even though this Father's Day present costs only fifteen bucks, it has on it the greatest title you could ever achieve.