Where in the fuck would we be without our dads, father figures, uncles, cousins, and all-around good dudes in our life?
Here is an ode to my dad, the dude who’s taught me quite a few important life lessons worth sharing …
#1) The art of playing dress-up.
One should never take themselves too seriously (doesn’t he make a beautifully awkward-looking woman?).
#2) Giving good fashion tips and showing the importance of taking risks.
I may never have rocked neon pink jeans or turquoise sneakers if I hadn’t seen my dad risking it by wearing a pink feather boa.
#3) Instilling the importance of a family tradition during holidays.
Thus taking this lesson to heart, I’ve turned into a Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, anything-that-has-a-theme seasonal maniac.
#4) Schooling me on the art of loving your birthday so much, it’s your favorite day of the year.
My birthday is in late March (and if you must know, three months exactly after Christmas), therefore it’s my birthday month. And, although it’s June, I’m still accepting presents and celebratory cocktails. I really took this lesson to heart. Thanks, Dad.
#5) Showing the almighty ability to shake it up and party down without spilling your cocktail on the dance floor.
This might be the most important lesson learned from my father. I’ve fallen down stairs, tripped in grass, and jumped into a pool without losing a drop of liquor from my glass. TALENT taught well.
#6) Establishing the idea that no matter what, your family will be there to pick you up in times of need.
Like the time I accidentally got shit faced at my sister’s bachelorette party and couldn’t walk to the car because my feet hurt.
Whether your dad is still cruising the streets or has departed to the big party in the sky, I’m raising my glass to each and everyone this Sunday.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads that have rocked our worlds.
We love you.