Differences in Dads or How Chocolate Saved the Day
Chocolate rules, and I’m going to tell you why.
For the last six or seven years we’ve lived with two dads in our house: my husband, Joe, and his dad, known by all as Papa. Their differences make celebration difficult. For instance, lunch or dinner is always a question because Joe loves Mexican and Papa does not. Papa loves Asian and Joe does not. While that leaves a wide array of choices, neither will ever have his favorite on Father’s Day in order to accommodate the other which means a second rate cuisine for both of them no matter where we go.
As for Father’s Day activities that, too, is a problem. Papa would love to browse through a museum or, better yet, attend the opera. Joe would choose to be bludgeoned with egg rolls before spending even a second listening to Aida. He acknowledges the singers’ talent, he just prefers to be elsewhere during their exhibition of it. Now, a trip to an electronics festival would put him in nirvana. All those computers and cell phones and gadgets, oh my! Problem is, the only electronics Papa cares about are the ones operating his hearing aids.
So what is a loving family to do? How to show these two wonderful dads how much they mean to us?
As it turns out, the answer is pretty simple. In addition to lots of TLC, they both enjoy silly cards, hugs, and smoochies. But the high point of the dads’ day, and the one thing about which they both share a deep and abiding love, is a giant chocolate chip cookie cake complete with butter icing and chocolate sprinkles. This particular delight proclaims Happy Father’s Day because, well, it’s Father’s Day. The bakery had one that said Happy Birthday Rex and the dads would have liked that one, too, but it seemed inappropriate.
Once again, chocolate saves the day, proving my initial declaration that chocolate rules. Everyone needs to remember that around my birthday.
Happy Faither’s Day!