So, I'm technically posting on a Monday...
...but it's still WIWS, so here goes nothing!
|Necklace: J. Crew|
Skirt: Willi Smith
Shoes: Antonio Melani
Today at Mass, the ladies of our base CWOC group (that's Catholic Women of the Chapel for all of the civilian folk) handed out Mystic Monk coffee and prayer cards to all the daddy-o's present. Understandably, it was a hit. I wanted to look classy and cheerful for such an occasion, so I think my quirky little yellow tweed jacket did the trick. Men seem to like yellow, no? As for the coffee- we had TONS of leftovers. This was good in a way, but more disheartening to me, as we ordered the same amount as last year. There were only enough papas present to hand out about 1/3 of what we purchased.
The absentee father is all too common today- not just among families that are cared for by single mothers, but even in those that have a male "role model" present. I saw this in my Confirmation class that I taught this year. If I wanted valuable contact with a parent for the vast majority of kids, I'd have to talk to mom. Dad would forget, wouldn't care, didn't know what was going on, etc.. I didn't meet half of these dads until the day of the Confirmation itself. The military lifestyle can certainly be irregular and trying, but deployments aside, WHERE ARE YOU, DADS? We need you!
Plus, you missed out on a really premium little Father's Day gift!
I've been practicing a ton for my very first Hip Hop Hustle class on Tuesday. Sweating bullets because that's how much I've danced... also because I'm terribly nervous. Pray for me. It's crunch time.