Originally Posted by ampaterry
A father and his young daughter got along extremely well, and they spent a lot of time together. Then the father noticed a change in his daughter. If he went for a walk, she excused herself from going. If he watched a movie on TV, she excused herself and spent the time in her room. He grieved about it, but did not want to intrude upon her newly desired solitude. When his birthday came, she presented him with a pair of exquisitely worked slippers, saying, "This is what I have been making for you for the last three months."
Then he understood what had been the matter lately, and he said, "My darling, I like these slippers very much, but next time buy the slippers and let me have you all the days. I would rather have my child than anything she can make for me."
I Read this story and it occured to me that this can work both ways; Today is my Dad's birthday, and when I was growing up my dad worked two jobs to make sure I had all he thought I needed to be happy. He was a good man and a good father. He passed away last year at 87 and I miss him a lot. If there are any young dads following TFF- know this, If I could change one thing growing up I would have my dad quit one of the jobs and take me fishing or shooting more often. The things he bought that he thought I needed to be happy were'nt worth missing the time with him.