June 19th, 2011

As Father’s Day draws to a close, I’m reflecting on, and thankful of, my father. I was looking for a father’s day cards for him, and finding far too many celebrating a stereotypical inability to cook, the pride of the barbeque, and an infatuation with sports; none of these really fit him (or me) except that he’s great with a steak and excellent with salmon. So I wrote my own card. The image at right is of him last summer, on a family camping trip.

I am not a biological father, but 50 percent of the time I get to play one on TV. That doesn’t mean I have any fewer responsibilities; I’m sure there are many step-parents, or divorced parents, who could nod in agreement. Parenting seems to be easy, but being a good parent is an incredible amount of work requiring commitment and unconditional love. I strive to be good.

Getting to know T was fairly easy, as he’s a great kid, but becoming part of his life was a little more complicated. I’m reposting my “instant parent” video as a reflection of this. It’s a couple years old now which, in kid-terms, is forever. I’m throwing in a few pix of that “forever” time; I hope to make the time for a second Instant Parent video. You really do learn a lot about yourself, from your kids.

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there, biological or otherwise.

The Instant Parent

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4 Responses to “FATHER’S DAY”

  1. Danielle says:

    This is awesome. I absolutely love it. Lu and T and are lucky to have you in there lives. I can tell you will take good care of them. Take care. ;)

    Danielle Ruiz

  2. Nicole Andreoli says:

    what a beautiful and lovely video about the three of you, so glad I stumbled upon this!

  3. Carol (Derik's Mom) says:

    Tim, the video is absolutely awesome. Really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I so totally respect you and your family and wish you all the best!

  4. tim says:

    Thanks! I’m lucky to have them.


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