I know, almost everyone thinks they have the best dad in the world. I am one of those people.
I not only have a dad that loves me, who has always watched out for me, who (despite what I thought) really did always have my best interest at mind, but I have a cool dad, a fun dad, A dad that is also my friend.
I like to hang out with my dad. He’s just a fun, cool guy. He’s really silly and goofy, and really smart too. He taught me that the most important thing a girl can know is how to change a tire. He also taught me that my big brown eyes can get me anything I want. He showed me that no mater how smart I thought I was, I couldn’t outsmart him, and although he sometimes didn’t let me know at the time, he almost always knew when I was lying. I had silly lessons from my dad too, stuff you didn’t know you needed to know, like My dad also showed me that when you are tying your own fishing flys you better have the hook facing away from you or you’ll have to drive yourself to the hospital to have a hook removed from your forearm. In that same lesson I also learned that doctors in the city don’t know how to remove a hook from your arm and you’ll have to tell them how.
Growing up all my friends thought my parents were so cool, not the cool kind that gave you booze and let you be bad teenagers, but the cool kind that you respected. I think that my parents did this on purpose because my friends and I never had shenanigans at my house because no one wanted to piss them off, because they respected my parents.
In the last few years I think my dad and I have become even better friends, we are both adults now and we can talk about grown up stuff. Also he’s a computer geek and if I ever have computer questions he’s always just a phone-call away. Dad is also real smart, I did not inherit this trait, but he’s always willing to proof read my papers for school and let me know when I sound like an idiot, and when it’s obvious I am making stuff up because I have no idea what I am talking about.
So here’s to you dad, The best dad I ever had.
Dad in the Koukasi Street market in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.
Mom, Dad, and Me on Koukasi Street for the giant Naha Tug O’ war.
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