Here's my wish to all the fathers out there. It's a tough job and not everyone can do it. I think in bygone days it was easier being a father. Before women went to work, men could come home and relax. Many men never changed a diaper or got up in the middle of the night to take their turn with feeding the baby. Dinner was on the table, clean clothing in the closet and the kids had their homework done. Weekends might mean mowing the lawns or doing other chores around the house, but their biggest responsibility was bringing home the bacon. Really, it wasn't that far removed from the days of the cavemen. LOL
But today's dad, hopefully, takes a bigger responsibility not doing the laundry and cooking but also in raising the children. He's more involved with his children including the moment of birth. He can change diapers, bandage a wounded knee and attend a PTO meeting. He reads to his children at bedtime, helps them with their homework and perhaps coaches their sports teams. We sometimes hear about superwomen who have careers and do it all, but we also have lots of supermen.
My father never finished high school. He dropped out to enlist and fight during WWII. But he loved to read. He kept a dictionary by his reading chair so he could look up words he didn't know. He loved to learn. I miss him every day. Happy Father's Day to the best.