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38. Follow Your Dad’s Lead on Father’s Day

38. Follow Your Dad’s Lead on Father’s Day

Home Newsroom 38. Follow Your Dad’s Lead on Father’s Day

There are some days when being a parent feels like the hardest job on earth. Your kids fight over finger puppets, a little tangled hair leads to a major meltdown and if the milk’s not in the purple cup, you’re just not going to win.  You end the day defeated, depleted and emotionally wiped, with a headache that makes you wonder if your left eye is caving in.

Today was one of those days.

When the kids crashed on the way home from my mother-in-law’s tonight, the minivan hummed with the sweetest silence and my eyes started to leak as I thought about my dad.  He’s managed my meltdowns for many years, and I have never truly thanked him for that.

Photo Courtesy of Artisan Events Photography

My dad somehow found a way to raise four happy kids and make it look easy.  Tonight, as I wondered where he learned to do that, I decided that someone must have set a good example in his life.

It’s a gift to inherit a little parental patience from your first teachers, but it’s oh-so-hard to keep your cool when you’re tested, isn’t it?

Thanks, Dad, for lighting the way and Happy Father’s Day, Liz

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