Hi everyone! I know Father’s Day was over a week ago— 😛 —but since I did a Book Chat for Mother’s Day, here’s one celebrating fathers everywhere, both real and fictional!
To All the Real Fathers Out There:
First of all, thank you.
Thank you for being so loving and supportive.
Thank you for sacrificing everything for our happiness.
Thank you for reading to us from storybooks and rocking us to sleep as babies.
Thank you for being behind the camera all those years as you took videos and photos of our accomplishments.
Thank you for making us laugh and smile.
Thank you for encouraging us to follow our dreams.
Thank you for always being there for us.
And most of all, thank you for making us the people we are today.
We love you so much!
To All the Fictional Fathers Out There:
There are tons of examples of amazing dads in literature. Here are a couple of super inspiring fathers from books I’ve read!
- Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie- The father of Laura, Mary, Carrie, and Grace Ingalls, Charles Ingalls, or Pa, was a true pioneer with a hardworking spirit. Although he could skin a bear and build a house by hand, he remained kind and courteous and taught his daughters to stand up for themselves and know that they could do anything a boy could do just as well.
- Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter- Arthur Weasley’s jokey personality and enthusiasm for life perfectly balance out his wife Molly’s protectiveness and responsible attitude. Acting like a father to orphaned Harry, he follows his passions eagerly and trusts his children with all his heart.
- Mr. March from Little Women- A scholarly, philosophical person, Mr. March was greatly missed by his four daughters while he was helping out the North in the Civil War. Mr. March always took out the time, even while on the battlefield, to write a nice, long letter to his girls and wife. Once back at home, he never hesitated to turn any event into a teaching moment.
- Mr. Quimby from Ramona and Beezus- Ah, Ramona and Beezus, I absolutely loved that book when I was younger! Still do, as a matter of fact. Anyway, Mr. Quimby has a lot to deal with: struggling with money even though both him and his wife work, quitting smoking, and, of course, his daughter Ramona. To say that she’s a handful would be an understatement— her imagination often gets her into sticky situations. But throughout all the hardship, he remains patient with Ramona and loving with his family. 🙂
Once again, happy (super late) Father’s Day to all the amazing dads— both real and fictional— who inspire and encourage us each and every day!