Sunday, June 16, 2013
A Dash of Dash a Day: June 16
I've always had a strange relationship with these types of holidays like Mother's Day and Father's Day. We had a Mother's Day tradition that has more or less died with my grandmother, but that was really the extent of anything big these days.
Ann went out of her way to make my first Father's Day a little special, which is nice. Dash is pictured perusing one of those novel compilations you see all the time of Dash's namesake, and she had no idea that I had a copy of this stashed in my Amazon cart for a day when I had some points/gift cards compiled. I really feel like a good sense of history and the literature that stems from it (and by this I mean being able to experience and appreciate literature a) of and b) about a certain time for context) does more to guide someone's values than much else. This is not to say there's no value in being a good model for my son - I'll be trying hard to treat people right and do the right thing in front of and with him so he doesn't make the same stupid mistakes that I've made over the years, but discovering a proper idea or precept is so much more rewarding in so many ways, both for being a good person to others and in growing on your own.
He's a cute kid. I want him to be a good kid, too, and I just hope we're off to a good start.