Dad In Training
My First Fathers Day
Things have been a little busy of late, with having a newborn on our hands but when Fathers Day came along last week we decided that we had to find time and do something. I mean, it was my first Fathers Day after all! I say my first, but it was our first really. I dont really like the thought of being singled out for the day - I'd rather treat it as a family occassion and just a day to make a more concentrated effort on family time. Having said that... I was certainly smiling when I got a card and gifts "purchased" by my son.
We ate Sunday lunch at our favourite on the farm restaurant, took a stroll and finished by sitting down to our first Disney movie together as a family. Clayton didnt really have a clue what was going on, but he was awake at least and enjoyed me singing the classic songs to him along with Baloo and Cousin Louie. I can't wait for him to be able to watch and understand Disney movies inparticular; reliving my own childhood through his eyes is going to be a lot of fun.
I received a 'Dad' photo frame with a photo of me holding him in hospital when he was just hours old. It's already sitting on my bedside table and I know I will always treasure it. My second gift was interesting though. My wife had a collage of words put together for me showing such things as 'number 1 in the charts' and 'Prime Minister' on the day that Clayton was born. It's a nice frame to look at now, but in years to come it will be especially fun to look at and remember the date our lives changed forever. More important than those gifts though, I got to spend the entire day with my wife and son and that's what makes every day special. The greatest thing you can spend isn't money, but time! Time spent with my wife is always nice, and time in the company of my son is special... but spending time with both together can't be beat. The way my wife smiles at Clayton and watching them interact is the highlight of the day for me. Not just on Fathers Day, but every day.