I just received a series of text messages from my dad and it made me laugh. He's a truck driver and during deliveries he has some down time. Occasionally I'll get texts like "what's up" or "what are you doing". This one was particularly funny to me. For a quick background: I grew up with divorced parents. They were too young when they were married and it didn't work out. My mom was always the rule maker and disciplinary. My dad served as the cool guy who was a big kid at heart. He always let us get the coolest clothes and do fun stuff and never told us no. Just really laid back and cool. In fact he's still the same way.
This conversation really made me laugh today because it's just a reminder of my childhood and how my dad used to do gifts in the past.
When reading this, keep in mind that my birthday is still almost a full month away.
Dad: What do you want for your birthday?
Me: Not sure yet.
Dad: How about something for your new car. Nice bug guard, dash mat, etc... (must be a guy thing because I would never buy that stuff for myself... haha)
Me: I need stuff for my camera.
Dad: Custom floor mats?
Me: Call Matt. He knows what I want. Nothing for the car.
Dad: I did. No luck.
Me: I could use a massage and a pedicure, my favorite spa is (favorite spa goes here).
Dad: How about a puppy?
Me: NO WAY! (dad knows we have enough dogs)
Me: I have also been looking at a pair of Danskos.
Dad: What shoes? Like boots?
Me: Stylish to wear to weddings when I'll be on my feet all day.
Dad: Yes. You pick them and I'll buy them. If you want them early that's cool too.
And because posts are not fun without a photo... here is the most recent photo I have of my dad and I.