Monday, June 9, 2014

In Honor of Fathers by Melinda Curtis

Father's Day is this weekend. Dads are special, aren't they? They usually know which tool to use for the job. They can usually start up that lawn mower with ease. And they happily sit eating sunflower seeds while watching kids play sports, helping build bird houses at scouts, telling kids not to poke their fingers in light sockets (which they, of course, immediately do). Dads deserve a day of honor.

When my kids were younger, they'd ask their dad what he wanted for Father's Day. You could bet it was one of two things - either a movie or a round of golf. Being the good mama I am, I made sure he taught all three kids how to golf (so they could go along and spend time together). Golf is one thing I never did learn, despite my many invitations to do so...ahem.

So, here comes Father's Day. Yep, it's that time of year again.

I've always wondered who decided this U.S. holiday should be in June. Why? Because summer is the time for gardening, for house maintenance, for driving to see my in-laws, and...OK, maybe those happen year round.  As a wife and mother (and being a practical wife and mother), I'd rather see Father's Day mid-winter.  Perhaps during Superbowl weekend or the first Sunday in January. Anytime when I'm not feeling as if there's a list of things to be done around the house. Weekends are only two days, people. Maybe Father's Day should be during the week. Wednesday works for me.

Now, it may sound as if I resent Mr. Curtis having his day in the sun. I don't. I just wish it came at my convenience. But I won't complain. I'll give my man his special day. Our kids are all away at college, so his celebration falls on me. I will give him all the honor he's due. It'll be his day. We can do anything he wants.

Hhmmm. What will it be this year, honey? Golf or the movies?

LOL. I hope you enjoyed my light take on Father's Day. I'd love to hear what special celebration you have planned in honor of the dads in your life.

Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet romances for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”.  Melinda also writes hotter romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter.”  Melinda is married to her college sweetheart, and has three kids in college.  She follows the NFL because one young quarterback is from her hometown, and follows Duke basketball because Mr. Curtis has a man crush on Coach K.  Her latest release, Season of Change, is the 3rd book in her popular Harmony Valley series and features a dad and his twin girls.




8 comments:

  1. We'll most likely celebrate with our daughter and her family. Dads may play golf. I'm getting hubby a new body pillow. The cheap one we bought to replace the one that got left in FL by mistake when we moved to AZ just doesn't do the trick. Hope the new one is a hit.

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    1. That's very sweet (the pillow). And I made note of the fact that you aren't golfing on Father's Day either!

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  2. We're refinishing our deck and then having a BBQ to celebrate on Father's Day.

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    1. Way to multi-task, Denise! I approve!

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  3. Down here in New Zealand, Father's Day is September (I think) so its coming into Spring. I always sent my father a card and a lottery ticket - he was a no-fuss kind of man, so it really was the thought that counted with him.

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    1. He's my kind of dad. So glad you have fond memories!

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  4. If you get close to a Top Golf anywhere that is a great place where everyone can have fun with golf. My mom, who had never picked up a club as far as I know, golfed with us there for my father's birthday this year.

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  5. Our Father's Day in the UK is the same as yours in the US. Unlike Mother's Day, which is a different date. I too wonder why it's in June. I've never heard the origins of Father's Day. My husband will not play golf tomorrow, but he'll be glued to the TV watching the US Open! (He's playing on Monday.)

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