Monday Mission 2.24

Father’s day is over, but it’s time for the Monday Mission

1. What does Father’s Day mean to you personally?
It’s a day to make a conscious effort to remember all that your father (or similar) has done for you as well as your siblings, his grandkids, and any other person that they have ever taken under wing.

2. Was there a Father, or a Father Figure in your life as you grew up?
Yes, my dad has always been there, since I was a baby up until now. I do remember times when he had to leave because of armed forces responsibilities, but that never made him care less.

3. a) If you are a parent, is the father of your child(ren) involved on a daily basis? Is that even important? or if you do not have children b) Would you like to become a parent? Would you be good at raising your own children?
I think I hafta include both A and B here. I’m not a natural parent, but K has two kids who he is very deeply involved with every single day. He has rejected jobs that would take him away from his family more. He makes it a point to actually be home. OTOH, I would like to have a child of my own sometime. I think I would do just fine at parenting, seeing that I am testing the waters out. 😉

4. With Rosie, Callista, Jodie and Camryn all raising children without Fathers, Hollywood seems to be sending a message that children do not need male role models. Do you agree? Are these “stars” sending a good message to the young adults who admire them?
Although part of me thinks that these women are being selfish, I also think that maybe it’s none of my business. If someone wants a child, they have every right to… as well as the adoptive children that deserve a home. I think it would be all right for a single mom to have a child on her own, but she really does need the support of a partner. Especially busy people like actors… how often will the kids see them anyways?

5. Do you think the absence of a loving, caring father in the life of a child could have any influence on their sexual preferences when the child grows up?
I doubt it. That’s a weird assumption… it never dawned on me that this would be a cause.

6. Was there ever a time when your father became “uncool.” Or maybe embarrassed you?
Heh, he embarasses me all the time, but I’m never ashamed to be around him. He’s just… Dad, and that’s what we all love him for.

7. Are you ever too old to kiss your Dad?
Of course not. But unfortunately, when he’s gone, we cannot indulge in that.

BONUS: When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when. We’ll get together then, son. You’ll know we’ll have a good time then.

Friday Five 14-6-02

Sorry, a little late on this Friday Five.

1. How often do you do laundry?
Once or twice a week, depending on how dirty we got, and how lazy I am.

2. What’s in a typical wash load? Clothes. A lot of ’em. We have a separate load just for black items, ’cause we’re dark like that. I guess it means we’re truly products of the San Francisco Bay Area. ^_^

3. Front or top loader? Powder or liquid detergent?
Hey, that’s two questions.
We have a top loading washer… just recently bought our own. Sears rocks.
I have both powder and liquid detergent right now. We normally use powder, but I decided to try out this Trader Joe’s brand for the next batch. We always use a perfume-free, dye-free detergent, regardless of the medium.

4. Do you use fabric softener in the rinse cycle?
Hell yes. Sometimes I think too much. It really does make a difference, to me… softer clothes for my sensitive skin, and longer lasting, too.
I have been complimented on my lovely fragrance of Downy by my co-workers. 🙂

5. Dryer or clothesline?
Dryer. I hate the stiffness of line-dried clothes. Plus the Dryer is faster… we bought an accompanying dryer with our washer, which has the greatest thing invented… moisture sensing. Oooo.