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Happy Almost Father’s Day!
You know, I love celebrating. But I hate celebrating things that aren’t worth it. A two-year old who successfully uses the toilet may be entitled to an M&M, but your average seventeen year old is not going to get candy from me after going potty.
What does this have to do with Father’s Day (and parents in general)?
Well, You’re a parent. So am I. But whether or not we deserve Father’s Day or Mother’s Day is a completely different matter.
But more on that in a minute.
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So, are you a parent who’s worthy of a celebration?
“But, I’m the parent!” you say. “Think of everything I’ve ever done for my child. They better celebrate!”
Can we be a little more honest for a moment?
But seriously, is any of this deserving of national notice.
I’d rather attend a kindergarten grade graduation (which I find fundamentally unbeneficial) than celebrate or be celebrated just because I managed to procreate, feed my kids, or keep them under my thumb.
And even if I do those things well, I don’t want to have a special day for merely doing what’s “expected” of me by a society that has no idea what “The World’s Best Dad” should even look like.
So, let’s consider a Father or Mother Worth Celebrating
I propose that we are not worthy of the joys of Father’s Day cards, special lunches, or a “World’s Best Dad” shirts unless the following things are part of our daily dadness (or momness):
Let’s admit it, none of us really deserve a Father’s or Mother’s Day if we aren’t passionately doing the things listed above. Sure, some people may argue that “there’s nothing wrong with taking dad out to lunch on Father’s Day – even if he is a bum.” And I suppose that that may be par for the course in a country where we frequently celebrate the mediocre and parade the base. But I don’t want that for me. I hope you don’t want that for you. And I don’t believe God does either.
I hope you’re looking forward to our next three episodes. Blogger and speaker, Natasha Crain will be chatting with me about the best children’s devotionals, her book, and your parenting questions. Do not miss that three part series starting next time.
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I love being a parent, but I want to be a parent of whom my God is proud. Those are the best parents. Those parents are worth celebrating.
Go be that parent.
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