With no disrespect to mothers- after all I am one and I have an awesome Mom- I think that society today does not appreciate the importance of a good father (or father figure) in the life of a child of any age.
Please indulge me for a moment while I share a little about my Dad.
An artist, he taught me how to appreciate the visual arts and the importance of art in society. As a child I would go to art shows he participated in and I can still, to this day, put up and take down a visually pleasing display in record time. A former industrial designer, he taught me the importance of function and design in everything from an automobile to a television to a cell phone. It is from him I got my photographer’s eye. He is always there to support me in any endeavor, no matter how crazy. For example, when I decided two days before orientation that I wanted to go to law school, he drove me to Georgia, found me an apartment and furniture and paid my tuition. He and my Mom sat on cold metal bleachers on many a Friday night and Saturday afternoon attending band concerts and competitions. They say the best gift a Father can give a child is to love their mother. My parents have been married for almost 54 years.
My grandchildren are blessed to have him in their lives for all of the above and more (except Law School- they are way too smart for that!).
I would be remiss on Father’s Day if I failed to mention my husband and the father of my children. The Dad to two girls, he has worn a Princess Tiara and played with Barbies more times than he cares to admit. He has been to soccer matches, band and orchestra concerts, Girl Scout Father/Daughter dances, plays, tail-gate parties and put thousands of miles on his car driving to lessons, practices and college tours and events. A practicing attorney, he is a strong and dedicated advocate for his clients, but never misses a family event because of work. An only child, he is now caring for aging parents out of town, traveling four hours each way, sometimes several weekends in a row, to make sure that they are well taken care of.
So, I think that the best theme for our Father’s Day Celebration is “Super Hero”. I am blessed to have a wonderful Dad and a terrific husband- two Supermen to celebrate. And of course, in my life, any celebration requires an appropriate cake.
This is the cake I made for my Dad for Father's Day. I found a Superman coloring page and used it to cut the logo out of fondant. It is presented on a backdrop of Marvel Comic fabric. (My oldest daughter was quick to point out that Superman is not a Marvel hero, but I am okay with that!) I also want to share with you a cake I once made for a Superman birthday party.
More important than cake, I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my Dad!
I hope that you have a very Happy Father's Day too! Thanks for stopping by!