Monday, June 12, 2006

Coming soon: Happy FATHER'S Day . . .

A few days ago I was reading People Magazine and one of the articles was on a hunky doctor from California who donated sperm that resulted in a dozen children. Now, personally, I don't have a problem with this means of creating a child. In fact, I have a friend who had a child in this manner, and he is being raised by a wonderful mom and dad.

But I do have to say that as Father Day nears, we need to saluate FATHERS. The dudes that are there day in, and day out, giving all for their kids. And Gen X dads should get the greatest applause.

According to a recent article: Father’s Day More than Sperm Donator Day:

"Fathers in traditional families are more involved than several decades ago. According to some studies, members of Generation X and Y are more likely to be family-focused. For example, Generation X fathers spent more time with children compared to Baby Boomer fathers."

This is very true for my husband. John is a totally involved dad. In addition to being the "fun one" in our home, he reads to the kids at night before bed (no matter that they are 16, 14, and 12!), helps with homework, and best of all loves their mom lots.

I'm still not sure what I'm going to do for John for Father's Day, but it has to be good. After all, he deserves it.

(Any fun, creative ideas are welcome!)

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