Happy Birthday dad
|My mum and dad in 1975, taken after our Sunday morning meeting (assembly) |
Happy birthday dad
Each week I phone my dad (as I live in another state to my parents) and we have a long chat about: the weather, my garden, how my vegetables are growing (and he always gives me some tips on what I should be doing next), the family and the state of the economy! Sometimes we talk so long that my mother tells us to get off the phone as it is getting late.
My dad cooks all the meals, washes the clothes, keeps the house clean and tidy, does the grocery shopping - he is my mums full time carer and he does a BRILLIANT job. Like most carers, they are unsung heroes. They keep loved ones out of nursing homes and save the government billions. My dad use to be a farmer, now he runs the home and he does a very good job.
This is why it is so important for all boys to be taught the skills of running a home as one never knows when they will need to use them. And when boys become men, they need to keep up these skills so they don't go rusty. I am a strong believer of men helping around the home - my DH loves to vacuum so I let him. If anything happened to me, I know my family could run my home very well.
Happy birthday dad . . . do take a little rest today.
|My parents on their wedding day|