Saturday, June 18, 2011


My father-in-law once told me that at his age nothing really embarrassed him anymore.  I took this as a
challenge and have spent the last number of years taking almost every opportunity I can to do just that.  I can make him disappear faster than ice cream at a kids birthday party  and it's pretty funny to watch.   I once pretended to be intellectually handicapped while standing in a checkout line of the Warehouse ( a chain store in New Zealand).  He was standing behind me in line and when I turned to see his reaction he was gone not just away from the line but right out the door of the store.  I don't think I could have even moved that fast.
"I know people in there." he complained to me later.   I laughed.
There was the time we had dinner at a fancy chinese restaurant and I did a very brutal imitation of a chinese accent as we were paying at the front, again he disappeared but maybe that was because he didn't want to pay.   He's put up with me putting grapes in his bed, locking him out of his hotel room with nothing but a towel wrapped around  his waist,  and warning him that the fly of his pants is down when it's not (he just can't help himself, he has to check) and yet he still makes me feel like I am his favourite daughter-in-law, and even though I give him no respect (he's frequently the butt of all my jokes)  I love him more than words can say.
Happy Father's Day Dad!   Thanks for being such a great sport.


  1. September. It's not Father's Day here till September. Does this mean you get to post this twice?

  2. Yes, and maybe by then I will have dug out a very revealing picture of Roy. He may kill me though.

  3. Sounds like you need someone to check your food for poison ;)

  4. Only the desserts Fionna. And I may have to sample them several times - just to be sure of course. Your welfare is my primary concern - I'm such a considerate friend.