Will ye give it up to slaves?
Will ye look for greener graves?"
Dr. Joseph Warren was an American physician who played a leading role in the American Patriot movement in Boston at the onset of the American Revolution. His death at the Battle of Bunker Hill was mourned by so many as if a father had passed.
Will ye to your homes retire?
Look Behind you! They're a fire!" -Warren's Address, by John Pierpont
Dads are always "In the Rear with the Gear!" You're holding the towel bags while the kids swim. You're shouldering the ice chest and the picnic basket and the extra sweatshirts and the wet laundry bag while everyone else runs to have fun. You're holding down four or five sets of lawn chairs and keeping the sandals from floating away in the surf and trudging health snacks through parking lots and... yeah, ok. We get it. You're the guy standing there while everyone else is having fun. Mr. Unsung Hero ... Big Deal!
Who have done it!" -Warren's Address, by John Pierpont
Walking through the parking lot of the Great Wolf Lodge today I saw all these dads. Dad with the tripod trying to cram everybody in the picture. Dad in the minivan trying to stuff an inflatable bunny in the backseat. Dad with the nacho tray tripping over a beach ball... and not... spilling... a ... drop! Then there's me... standing at the bottom of the bungee jump cheering, getting scolded by some high schooler with acne for standing in the landing zone, encouraging my kid, four stories up, to just let go and ... jump!