As a dad to two young boys, I feel as though I'm entitled to say, "Enough with the questions already, kid!" on Father's Day, of all days.Father’s Day is supposed to be a day when a dad gets to do exactly what he wants to do. For me, that would mean a morning round of golf, followed by time with my family, and finishing with a celebration BBQ with my dad and and my father-in-law (it is these two jokers that helped mold us both into the parents we are today.) I also understand that Father's Day could be a pretty great opportunity for some "Get to Know Dad Even Better" time. If we're asking questions anyway – which is pretty much guaranteed with my sons – then let's talk about me. I often think about a bunch of questions I wish I could have asked my grandfathers, which made me realize how happy I would be to answer those same questions for my boys. So I've written them down. With a list in hand, asking questions becomes an actual listening experience. You're not silently working on your next thought while the answer to your previous question is coming at you, so you get to really take it in. Maybe I'll sit down with my dad this year to have this conversation, and maybe my kids will ask me a few of these questions, too. That wouldn't be so bad. Now the list of questions to ask dad on Father’s Day:
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