As I’m sure most of you remember, this past Sunday was father’s day. Now I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. When I was little, my dad traveled a lot for work, and I wasn’t able to see him very often. The time we spent together was very special. One of the things I share with my father is a love for boating. Many weekends were spent out on the water, sitting at the front of the boat, while my dad stood at the helm. So, when father’s day rolled around this year, there was only one thing I wanted to do: go out on the boat with my dad.
I had it all planned out. We’d sleep in a little bit and eat some breakfast. Then, we would grab two coolers-one for food and one for fish-and fill them with ice. Grab some waters and bait from the freezer, and stop by Publix on the way to coast for some sandwiches. We would go do a little fishing, scout the flats, and then find a place to go for a swim. It was the perfect plan, and it was going to be a great day.
Then came Saturday. While going over our father’s day plans my dad checked the weather- clear skies and warm weather. Perfect. Except the wind was gusting at fifteen to twenty knots, and even though I love our little Boston Whaler, we would have been beaten to death. There went my perfect father’s day: whipped out of the window by the wind.
Never fear, this daddy’s girl came up with a plan B. Since we were going to be stuck in town for the day, I was going to make the best of it the only way I knew how. I made of all my dad’s favorite foods and made sure we had nice sit down meals for breakfast and dinner. For breakfast we had blueberry and raspberry pancakes with coffee and milk, dinner was modified Shepard’s pie, and banana pudding rounded out the day. In between eating we had family time out by the pool, so we at least enjoyed the perfect weather.
All in all, my Father’s Day was pretty successful. I love to cook, and so I had lots of fun making my dad’s favorite dishes, and the pool is almost as fun as the beach. Most importantly, however, is that my dad enjoyed his special day. That was my main goal. Although, next year, I want to go out on the boat. I hope you all had a fabulous Father’s Day, and thanked your father for all of his hard work.