Friday, July 24, 2015

Five Minute Friday: "Ten"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.


Dear Dad,

Thank you so much for taking time out of your overly busy schedule to come to your kid's game today.  Although I must ask; why did you come?  The kids hadn't played five minutes before you were out of the gym and on your cell phone in the hall, or worse yet, outside on a nearly 100 degree day.  So, you'd rather stand in the blazing hot sun talking about business that could wait rather than see your kid play which couldn't?  I'm sure it's not big deal to you to miss this moment with your child, after all, business before pleasure right?  No need to see the hook shot the kid's been working on at basketball camp all week.  No need to make your kid feel loved and wanted as long as you can afford his camp fees and his expensive athletic shoes, right?  I'm sure the anger he may feel at your missing nearly all of his game is just a phase he'll grow out of.  Don't fret yourself over it.

Quite honestly, it would have been better for you not to  have shown up at all.  To act like you care, but spend the actual time on what you really care about is much more damaging. 

Hey dad, just a little advice; the business will be there:  your kid is only 10 once.

Love, A Concerned Observer of Idiot Behavior


  1. Wow, I hope he wises up. I try to spend quality time with my daughter. I know she is growing up fast and I have to enjoy every moment I can with her. My husband is such a good father. He loves taking time with his kids. I am blessed to have him. :)

    1. Good strong fathers are a rarity. Men need to take advantage of the blessing of being a father, whether it was by "accident" or not.