Sunday, June 21, 2015

Answer Me This - Padres Day

Fatherhood is a shimmering refraction of Divine Paternity from which all fatherhood and blessings come. ~ Fulton Sheen 

PS - Don't you think that quote would make an awesome printable? Maybe Kendra's already done one but if she hasn't its my vote for her next free printable quote : ) 

1. What's the best thing about your dad?

The best thing about my dad is his sense of humor and he has this great ability to make you laugh

My mom has said a few times she married my dad because he made her laugh - amongst other things I'm sure. After 34 years of marriage she definitely knew what she was doing!

2.  If you've got kids, what's the best thing about THEIR dad? (If you don't, feel free to substitute your grandfather or another father figure.)

The best thing about Papa is his dedication. His dedication to his diaconal vocation, his family, and his work. I really don't think the girls will EVER understand this fully but maybe one day when they are grown up they will begin to understand all his does and the sacrifices such dedication takes. 

3. What's the best advice your dad ever gave you?

Honestly, I think that best that was given wasn't necessarily said but done. My dad always encouraged us to DO things rather than just sit around and think about doing things and we were (mostly - within reason) given the freedom to do them. 

You wanna go sledding? Here give it a whirl : ) 

4. What's something you have in common with your dad? 

I'm sure there's a ton of other things but the first thing that comes to mind is that we are savers. I remember going to the bank many times and making deposits and getting the monthly statements checking out how much (or how little) I made that month in interest. 

Silly I know, but being able to place a monetary value on things that must be purchased has probably saved me a bunch of money.

5. What's the manliest thing you know how to do?

I know how to spit pretty far which I really make an effort to ONLY do when I'm running by myself because I think my husband does not want me passing that one onto the girls. 

This isn't a thing I do but a trait - my feet. My feet are big and then after three kids apparently my feet have gotten bigger - so it's not Mexican wives tale, right Nani. I finally broke down and got some new shoes for walking (and post bebe running) and I need a half size bigger. Lemme just crawl up in my turtle shell on that one because I actually have to go to the running store (and announce to the world how big and awkward my feet are because they have to transfer in my size) to buy them too because I require the wide shoes too : ( 

6.  Who is your favorite fictional dad?

Couldn't tell you. I'm racking my brain and it is late and I want to wrap this up so let's say King Triton and call it a night!

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  1. Hahaha spitting skill is totally a good one! But yeah, not one I'd want to pass on to my kids :P

    1. Yeah there's another one skill that I save for running only that I don't want to be responsible for passing on...