"Shall I come over on Sunday next week, Dad?"
"It's Father's Day"
"Alright then, I never know when it is. Don't get me wine gums this year, dear. I've gone off them"
That was five years ago. Back then we had no idea it would be my Dad's last Father's Day. I unwrapped and ate the wine gums and then went out and bought toffees. Dad wiped away a tear when he read his card. It must be bittersweet receiving one card saying that you're the best dad in the world when, if life was fair, it should be one of three cards.
My heart goes out to fathers who will not receive the right number of cards and to those who will not be sending cards this year.
This week Presley and Cash made cards for their Daddy and their Grandad (Andy's Dad). In fact, they made cards and decorated envelopes every day. Who am I to stop their creativity and enthusiasm? They chose presents too when we were out shopping. I asked them to think of things that Daddy and Grandad would like. They haven't quite grasped that concept as they chose gifts that they would like, but don't we all?!
I looked at the wine gums, but didn't buy any.