My First Fathers Day With Ted

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41 Comments

  1. Ned

    Second to last sentence sums it all up for me! That’s what it’s all about :)

  2. Jodie

    A lovely from the heart post! I don’t think all dads feel this way though.

  3. John Adams

    I’m a bit conflicted about Father’s Day. I don’t do a huge amoutn to aknowledge it but my kids, as they get older, want to and so we had a special meal, gifts etc. I just think being a dad is being a dad and I personally don’t need a special day to mark that. That said, however, your post make a really interesting point about Mother’s Day. This does dwarf Father’s Day and reinforces the idea that children and childcare = mums. Anything to redress that balance should be welcomed. I shall now be off to look at this video you’ve shot for JOhnson’s. #BigFatLinky

    • Al Ferguson

      I know what you mean John. Every day should be Father’s Day. But I guess it’s a nice sentiment.

  4. Sarah Howe

    Lovely post – I think it is so important that Dad’s are recognised more. I read a post recently where a school wasn’t doing Father’s Day cards not to upset those without Dads! I tricky one but what about all those poor Dads? I sounds like you had a lovely day with Ted, you Dad, your wife and just with yourself. Perfect! xx #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      Our school doesn’t celebrate Father’s Day. I think that is the case in many schools because Mother’s Day is linked to christianity and Father’s Day is not. It’s such a shame though. Thank you :)

    • Al Ferguson

      What did you do this year?

  5. Elizabeth (Wander Mum)

    What a lovely post. And a great Father’s Day you had. A father’s role in a child’s life has changed tremendously over the past few decades and I can only see it growing bigger. #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      Absolutely agree. Thank you :)

  6. Luke Strickland

    Glad you had a great day. My day was more mundane, and I wonder whether the challenge is for every day to become a Father’s Day in some way, shape or form?

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you. What did you do with your day Luke?

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you Alexandra. My love for Ted is certainly that :)

    • Al Ferguson

      Ah i’ll take a look at it :)

  7. Dawn of the Dad

    Having a son has done a lot to re-address my relationship with my father, so I’m all for it.

    • Al Ferguson

      Absolutely agree. Funny how it takes becoming a dad to make that change in your mind set with your own.

  8. Hannah Atkinson

    Glad it was so special for you. Not every Dad feels the same way, my childs Father was a bit busy and only came to see my son after lunch after I gave him grief. #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      Sorry to hear that. Hope your son had a nice time when they did see each other :)

  9. Toni @ Gym Bunny Mummy

    A fab post with great sentiments. I don’t think we need ‘special’ days as parents but I love that it’s an extra to focus on the family even more so & that makes it special #BigFatLinky

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you for the compliment. I agree that we don’t ‘need’ all these days but it is quite nice to really focus for the day. Thank you :)

  10. Ali

    It sounds like you’ve had a fantastic role model & Ted has been born into a dynasty of fab dads! I stopped half way through reading this to read it back out loud to my husband. His dad is pretty crap so he’s had to re write the parent role to try & be a different dad than him, it’s hearing how other father son relationships like this are which give him a nudge in the right direction. He loves the idea of a weekend walk with our boys when they grow up. Thanks for sharing. #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      I didn’t appreciate my dad enough until recently. Those weekend walks really are such great times together with memories for life. Is your husband in our dads group Ali?

  11. Kirsten Toyne

    Great post. Fathers do need to be valued and our kids need to value the role of fathers so that when they get there they know how important it is. It is about more than Fathers day but it is a start.

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you very much Kirsten :)

  12. Jenny

    Lovely post, nice to know that there are parents who care so much about their children. :) x

    • Al Ferguson

      Words cannot describe it. Thank you :)

  13. Mrs Tubbs

    You made me cry! Either that or hay fever. Beautiful post. So glad I found it via #bigfatlinky.

    • Al Ferguson

      Ah thank you :) I’m a very lucky daddy.

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you. I hope you all had a nice day :)

  14. Kelly Edwards

    I agree that Father’s day is an important day to celebrate the role that dad’s play in their children’s lives. I gave my husband the gift of letting him go out on a long bike ride (as well as a few other bits), as feel it’s important to let him have some ‘him’ time to still be himself! #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      I couldn’t agree more. Very important question – What bike does he have?

  15. International Elf Service

    I’m so pleased you had such a good day – I think it’s a lovely day to spend time together though I’m less on the gifts thing – to me it just sets the kids up with expectations for when they’re older. I don’t want the kids feeling they have to buy me anything or acknowledge it – so if they do it’s truly from their heart and not because they feel they ought to.

  16. Adventures of a Novice Mum

    Awww … what a lovely post. “3 generations, two dads, two sons and the great outdoors” – captures it very well. It’s important that parents explore their own interests too, but my, our place and time with our children is quite something. Pleased that you had a lovely Father’s Day. :-) #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson

      Thank you. Definitely need time to explore our interests

  17. casey grice

    Al, great post. I know I’m a little late getting to this comment but better late than never. We had a great Father’s Day. Spent with my dad and my boys. To me Father’s Day is about getting in as much quality time as possible… when it comes right down to it that’s every day actually. Glad you guys had a good one… and bath time is definitely daddy time at our house too… we have a blast and many laughs in the tub.

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