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Pat McGeough
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The sooner you realize that "normal" is just a dryer setting, the better you'll feel about things!
The sooner you realize that "normal" is just a dryer setting, the better you'll feel about things!

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You know you really live on you own when ... your decision on how clean your home 🏡 will be is directly influenced by the likelihood of someone coming over‼️😝
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You know you really live on you own when ... your decision on how clean your home 🏡 will be is directly influenced by the likelihood of someone coming over‼️😝
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On this Father's Day, rather than just receiving the usual recognition of being greeted with "Happy Father's Day", I thought I'd take this moment to pass on to all those dads, like me, who didn't know how to make it as "married" but are nonetheless dad... & with the risk of offending those that circumstances made the reality insurmountable... Don't ever let go of that role!

Unlike the relationship that started the whole thing, you may step away from it and can say it didn't work... and it ended, but now when asked if you have kids... you are and you will always be... a dad & answer yes. And to all those moms whose kids have one of these dads, let him be dad. Unless there is something seriously wrong with this guy then with all his flaws, like you have flaws but different, then let him be dad. Don't hold barriers unnecessarily between he & the kids. Let him share the time, hopefully equally. He'll do things wrong or in ways that irritate you but that's all part of being the other parent, I guess. I hear too often that the walls to being dad are more a result of a failed relationship & less about the ability of the guy being able.

To the kids, seek him out, it may not instinctively kick in. It may not dawn on him with all the pressure to succeed & achieve being expected of him. It's not a world yet where being dad is a lofty goal. Too many other things are considered more worthy goals for parents lately.

To the mom of my kids & her partner, thanks for letting mevbe dad. I never feel shunned or threatened in this role. You let me do things "wrong" & in a fashion I'm sure that make you furious, but, for the most part, I do my best in that less than perfect way & you let me. And our kids are smart, they know I'm not doing it quite right.

To my kids, thanks for being so good! It's almost like you instinctively know you have to be for this to work as well as it has and does. I could have a couple of "those kids" I hear some folks deal with, but not you two. You make it seem to others, I am good at this "dad thing" & your mom good at this "mom thing", but you two are actually good at being the "kid thing"! Yeah, at times I feel I should have got over the self consciousness of looking awkward and tried to play Dance Dance Revolution on that silly mat more or got away from my thoughts or spreadsheet I was doing at the picnic table while at the park & been really with the you more, but hindsight is always better that foresight.

I guess the whole point of this is to pass on to someone else who may be at the crossroads now that I was at all those years ago... Be dad. It may at times totally screw up the general perception of what is achievement in life for men is, yet conversely it will give you overwhelming joy.

This is one role that has been so great, I couldn't let another year go by without encouraging and promoting an experience of something that should not be missed.

Out of all the roles I have had, dad is the most fulfilling & rewarding experience ever. Maybe I am fortunate... Maybe I am lucky...

So Happy Father's Day... to those who never forgot they were... and hopefully to a few more of those who grasp that they are and actively should be... dad..

BTW, checkout the caption in the blue at the bottom of my Father's Day card... Too funny‼️ 😂
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Check these Fitness Programs out! #darebee
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Absolutely amazing thaws car show & shines. So many awesome vintage cars!
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Wow! What a change of atmosphere! Carribean festival in North van last week & the Harmony Festival in Van this weekend! High Vibe to Comfortably Casual. 😏
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Today's Highlight! North Van Caribbean Days...
http://www.caribbeandays.ca
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7/25/15
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Great little SUMMER BUSINESS FAMILY BARBEQUE (The Vancouver Rapid Time Business Network)! Thanks +Shawn Bearman and a the organizers!
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7/15/15
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Good lunch with the gals. So so soup, but great little chat. Now back to Richmond to do some work while the girls shop with mom.
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