This year Father’s Day will be Sunday June, 21st, 2020 and hopefully we will be able to spend it no longer quarantined. For this blog post I would like to do something a little different. Today, I will be reflecting on the different ways I have spent my Father’s Days of the past eighteen years. Before we get to far, you should know that I have two dads. Neither of them are gay but I’ve had them both for as long as I can remember. My mom is divorced and remarried. Dan(iel) is technically my stepdad but at home I just call him dad. Steve(n) is my biological father, that I also call dad. He’s originally from Kenya, Africa but lives in Eau Claire now.
Dan is the chef of the house so each Father’s Day we won’t let him cook breakfast for himself. We always have to wake up especially early to beat him to it because he’s an early riser who has to work at 4:30 in the morning during the week. We tell him he can’t do anything but relax until after he’s had his waffles which he’ll get around 6:30 because we aren’t waking up at four in the morning hahaha. We always make special chocolate waffles with raspberries on top. Yumm. Then for the rest of the day we let him pick out whatever he wants us to do.
If I am with Steve on Father’s Day he normally plans with his good friends and their children a trip to Mt. Olympus, the waterpark in Wisconsin Dells. Poseidon’s Wrath the biggest wave pool I’ve ever seen is always a crowd favorite. It’s my dad’s favorite so he’ll spend most of his time between there and the occasional water slide, the entire time soaking up sun and having a good time with all of us. I personally like to bounce back and forth between all the roller coasters and waterslides.
What are your Father’s Day traditions? What is the best part about Father’s Day to you?