Did I mention I have the best wife ever?
Mrs. Nod gave me the best Father's Day this year. Mostly this involved letting me do whatever I wanted all weekend -- and giving me the space to do it in. The Nodlings were around when I wanted but kept out of the way when I just wanted to get work done.
Was it relaxing? No. I worked hard in the yard repairing my ramp, shed doors, and lawn tractor. But I felt good about it when it was all done. I made a plan, executed the plan, and got it done. I showed the Nodlings how to measure and cut wood, use a drill and jigsaw.
Oh, yes, there was a really nice dinner outing that my wife surprised me with and she got a babysitter and everything. We talked, we ate, I sampled the beer at Dogfish Head Ale House, we browsed a bookstore (there's no such thing as browsing with 5 kids in tow), and watched a Poirot movie.
Simple pleasures, happy memories.