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Happy Father’s Day 2011

June 19th, 2011 . by 21st Century Dad

Today is Father’s Day. Twilli is visiting relatives with her mother and grandparents. It’s not a big deal to me. I’ve never been big on celebrating holidays and getting swept up in the gift-giving, consumerism, etc. Twilli doesn’t even understand Father’s Day anyway. She just knows that Daddy is awesome. At least I hope she thinks so.

However, being the best dad I can be is the most important thing in the world to me. Every year, I reiterate that point in my annual Father’s Day post. One of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to ask yourself, “what is the most productive thing I can be doing right now?” Even though Twilli is off visiting America’s heartland, I still ask myself, “what can I do right now that will make me the best father I can be?”

For dads who share custody, I can just continue crossing things off the to-do list. I don’t need to be burying my nose in my laptop while she engages in attention-seeking behavior, bringing her out with me to run errands, or desperately hope she’ll watch a DVD while I do chores around the house. I like to clear my plate (or at least make it a little clearer) before I spend my time with Twilli.

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Be the best dad you can be today, and every day!

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