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I came out ok on Father's Day. I've got great kids...a wonderful wife...I even got a nice gift from my mother in law...so my father's day was really enjoyable. After all, as I took great pains to report on the air all last week, Father's Day is the most important holiday of the year!
But this morning, I'm thinking about the Dad's who didn't have a particularly nice day. The Dad's who are estranged from their children for one reason or another or who don't have the pleasure of getting a hand drawn picture, a bad tie or a gift card from Home Depot.
I don't know if there is any regret worse than feeling like you have missed the mark as a dad...or a greater frustration that a man feels because he doesn't get in on the joy of the day because of circumstances beyond his control.
Our advertising culture advertises for the ideal situation when inspiring us to buy for our dad's but there are alot of dad's who don't get gifts, don't get a phone call, or who can't enjoy the experience with their kids. A tough situation that greeting cards just don't seem to address.
Those guys don't want to hear the question today, "So, how was your Father's Day?"