my sister kate wrote a phenomenal father’s day post yesterday, which i thoroughly enjoyed. i realized, though, that i could add to the photographic evidence of her observations, so i thought i would. you must reference the original list here to fully understand what i am talking about.
1. dad dresses for the elements
the summer before my freshman year of college, my dad and i went on an outward bound hiking trip. it was intense but really fun. here you can see the intensity: we had to wear hard hats when peaking because toward the top the rocks were really large and potentially slidy. however, my dad covered all his bases by wearing his rain hat ON TOP of his hard hat. it was beyond words. it was genius.
2. my dad is an extreme tourist
kate does a really excellent job of summing this one up. but just to contribute to the photographic evidence…
3. dad is never half-hearted (and consequently neither are we)
4. my dad is always on duty
here is a prime example: during parents weekend at school my sophomore year, we were just having a casual conversation in my dorm room when my dad gets up and starts tapping on the walls to determine the viability of track lighting:
5. dad is a grill master
unfortunately i do not have any great photos of this. however, i do have a hilarious picture of him eating chocolate mousse prepared by my mother. and really, where would we be without food prepared by my mother? nowhere, is where. we would be nowhere.
6. funny faces.
this is where i can contribute the best-ist. dad, here’s to you:
7. dad fixes stuff
in fact, dad fixes A LOT of stuff. for me, this most commonly manifests itself in computers (which kate discussed) and home improvement projects in my dorm room (see number 4). here, we see a beautiful addition to my sophomore year college dorm room: the octopus lamp. dad was very, very enthusiastic about this lamp, and obviously so was i.
also: dealing with our medical problems. since i have a team of doctors i usually need him to digest all of their incomprehensible findings. and for kate, she usually calls him with random (and sometimes hilarious) problems.
8. my mommy and my daddy!
they’re a unit. a team. a force of nature that you don’t want to mess with.
While I don’t have a photo of my father and I air guitar-ing (see kate’s finale) …. I do have this: