Upon a few instances of chatting with guys, since coming out of the closet, I have been called a DILF. Now, we all know what that term means, so I'm not going to spell it out, but I am flattered some guys have considered me a DILF.
And just a couple weeks ago I was having a conversation with some women in our accounting office and they told a story about having gone out for drinks at the Lower Deck and a server told them they were MILFs. Initially not all of them knew what that meant, but were filled in pretty quickly. Our conversation went on to a couple of the women saying they had felt insulted by that term... and I was all... Hold up, WHAT? You were insulted? It wasn't like he called you cougars. If someone younger finds you attractive enough to think about getting up on ya (I'm so street), then you should be pretty proud that you've maintained your looks.
Now back to the term DILF. I'm proud to be called it, no matter the connotation, because I am happy I'm maintaining my looks and more importantly cause I'm a Dad.
It's the one thing in my life I'm most proud of. I'd be that Dad who has that wallet insert that rolls to the ground full of picture of my son, if I could fit one in my wallet. He makes me happy to be alive. He's the first thing I think of in the morning and the last thing I think of when I go to sleep. To me Father's day is a day I consider myself pretty freaking blessed. Not every man will get to experience the relationship I have and that's unfortunate. Being a parent is amazingly rewarding.
Now I know not all men are as involved, or even care to be, as I am with William. I grew up with a Dad who lacked the parenting (or even caring skills a lot of the time) that I have and if anything that makes me work that much harder to be a good Dad. You've got one chance to raise a child, so I say go all in... your wager will be well worth it.
This morning I was given a gift bag from William with items he picked out. I got a Where's Waldo book, Sour Patch kids (my favorite candy), a vampire squeeze toy, a Toy Story egg and most importantly a home made card. It's a card I will keep forever... and I'll be honest I hope even when William is my age, he still makes me home made cards.
He made the card in school the front cover says "My Dad By William", inside he drew a picture of me and says "My Dad likes to tickle me" and on the back cover it says "Me and my Dad like watching the Simpsons". Could any Hallmark card top that? NEVER!
Happy Father's Day out there to all the men who try really hard to make great memories and lead by example!