Friday, June 17, 2011

Dad's are heroes

I spent father's day with the Sprite. Dad's perform an odd role. We never rise to the level of Mom no matter how messed up or bizarre she is. Yet at our best the gentle steadiness provides the room to grow.

I took the Sprite to Coney Island to the amusement parks. The rides are super expensive and to be blunt mediocre for the cost. The exception is the Cyclone that is timeless.

The Sprite is enjoying having me around so I do not write as frequently. She is learning my tricks. I really do not like curry except on potatoes and it is served daily. I made an instant NY Deli bag with a loaf of rye, smoked turkey breast, fresh coleslaw, NY Deli Mustard, barrel pickles and Russian dressing so I can avoid daily curry. For safekeeping I labeled the bag dog food. The Sprite quickly figured out the
bag was not dog food. To keep the joke going I would give the dogs some Turkey.

Being a dad is not always easy. The values of my community are quite different than those of the Guyanese community. Kids come first and foremost in my community and amongst the Guyanese holding a series of parties is much more important. I have little desire to waste my time at these parties when child care is required an hour or two tops.

5 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Does mom ever spend time with this kid?

beakerkin said...

She works nights so I am the person who is mostly there. I also have the weekends off to do things.

She has enjoyed being a normal child. In the two wage earner economy the parents are too tired to do much.

Always On Watch said...

Beak,
I'm glad that you got to celebrate Fathers' Day. You deserve to!

Fathers' Day 2011 would have been my father's 100th birthday.

The Pagan Temple said...

Ducky-

What's wrong, are you offended that a working mother chose not to abort her child, or does it irk you more that since Beak is an influence she more than likely won't grow up to be a far-left loon?

beakerkin said...

Pagan

The Duck knows very little about the lives of actual poor people. He may rant and speak in their name, but his cultish delusions are not based on actual experience.

It is hard for families to make ends meet. Everything is so expensive that every bit is precious.

My daughter regularly raids my NY Deli Bag as good food is scarce.
I had 5lbs of lamb combined with
rice feed the extended family.

My daughter gets to be a normal child when I am around. She never had jump rope or coloring books. Her days were spent in front of the TV. Now she goes out and adventures with dad.

Actually, there is a quiet movement to the right. People are fed up with the corrupt Marxist political parties in Guyana. Those in America are tired of failure and a country where the government messes up everything it goes near.