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Happy Father’s Day!

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”
-Bill Cosby

Did you knoplay ball with dadw that Father’s Day wasn’t an official national holiday until 1972? Yep! It was recognized fifty-eight years after Mother’s Day was announced as a national holiday. Interesting, huh? Sorry you had to wait so long for your recognition dads, but now look at all the great things you get to enjoy as a result of having your very own day that is dedicated to the awesomeness of Daditude.


Let’s review some of the perks of Father’s Day, shall we?

1. There’s golf (or perhaps fishing).

2. Watching lots of other sports/trashy TV.

3. Pink and orange polka-dot ties.

4. Homemade cardboard birdhouses/crayon cards with glitter/something made from pipe cleaners.

5. Cold beer enjoyed on a summer day (if you’re really good, in a hammock). cold beer for dad

6. Slightly charred and oh-so-yummy burgers on the barbie.

Not too bad of a day, if you ask us. Especially, since (get this) it almost didn’t happen at all. YIKES! But, that’s not all. So sit back, sip some of that cold, frosty Guinness and mull over this tidbit of trivia…there was almost no Mother’s Day, either. WHAAAATT!!??

In the 20s and 30s, there was a movement to have a “Parent’s Day”. Can you imagine? You would have had to share the spotlight with all of the mommies. dad's neck tiesAnd you know what would have happened then; the scenario is ugly. Imagine having to spend a day being ignored due to the glory of the maternal presence, since, as a wise florist once put it, “Fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.” As sorry as we are to point it out, she had a valid argument. But you have your very own day now, the day that almost wasn’t, so revel in the hugs, warmth, thanks and appreciation of your family for all those rescues/skill sets/athletic prowess/thoughtful gestures that make you uniquely “dad”.

Proudly wear that gloriously bright tie that can be seen from space, watch the NBA/Ping-Pong/toad race finals and most importantly of all, spend time with your family. After all, basking in the joy of knowing you’re a dad and what a special title that is, is the real meaning of Father’s Day. We appreciate you and all you do!

                    Happy Father’s Day to You, Dads         – IBB

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