Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Couple of Excellent Dads

It's almost Father's day, and what a great holiday that is. It's one of those that doesn't require a great deal of decorating or futzing around seeing as all of the dads that I know just want a relaxing day spent with their families. John got a lawn edger for this momentous occasion, woo hoo. And, he requests that we just hang around and LOOK at the lawn rather than work on it after catching up on everything with the kids.

Fine by me!

I'm sure that a part of this weekend will be spent here with his buddy Greg:

John and Greg love to sit on our front porch in the evenings, rocking, enjoying an adult beverage or two, and solving the world's problems. They're good at that. They're confident that they could fix any issue at all right now. Just ask them.

They love our porch because even if it's rainy or otherwise less than optimal weather-wise, they stay dry and comfy. Actually, I love to sit on our front porch too for all of the same reasons.

If the weather is really nice, this is their favorite spot:

I would concur. Especially on a clear warm summer evening when the stars are bright. Ahhh.

So the last time these two guys were perched on our front porch, deep in conversation, it seemed to me that they reminded me...... of

Last night it finally hit me: of course! I think when John and Greg are settled in comfy chairs and creating a running commentary about world events, they're dead ringers for these guys.

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OMG. Waldorf and Statler. To a "T"! Guys. You KNOW it's true.

The question is......which one is which?

Happy Father's day to all those wonderful dads out there -- John and Greg included. You two rank right up there with the very best.

1 comment:

annie said...

It's late in the day, but a Happy Father's Day to all fathers, and especially to John and Greg.

As someone who watched Sesame Street growing up and whose child grew up on this show, I couldn't stop laughing at your comparisons, Julia.