- Jul 9, 2010
- Reaction score
- Chicago Area
- Political Leaning
My dad taught me so much as a child -- and even as an adult. He was my "go-to guy" all my life when I had a problem that I just couldn't seem to sort out. He re-assured me when I was right; told me when I was wrong; and, sometimes, told me that, even though I was right, the important thing was to be happy. (That about marriage advice more than anything else.)
On my 17th birthday, I realized my dad had feet of clay. On my 17th birthday-and-a-day, I realized I still loved him very much.
Dads, don't ever under-estimate your importance in your kids' lives. Our first hero -- our first love.
My ex and her new boyfriend think it's a good idea that I do not get to interact with my children. Last time I got to speak to them on the phone was 2 months ago. She says the kids are upset with me so stop calling because you're a half a$$ed father. So I have an attorney, a laundry list of evidence, and in 45 days we'll see what happens. Not a happy fathers day today, but I'll take a rain check until the judge lets her know how much of an idiot she is.