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neonchibi
« on: June 05, 2007 04:12:32 PM »

My real dad lives about an hour and a half away from me
Growing up I only saw him once a year
For the last year or so hes been coming down to visit me and my sister every 3 months.

I wanted to make him a scapbook, as I know hes really depressed at the moment, and I wanted it to be something along the lines of
"Although we don't get to see you alot, we still appreciate all the things you do for us".. and then have photos of us growing up along side headings of what we appreciate.

It sounds crap to sound but I can't think of what I appreciate. When I think of who was there when I grazed my knee it was always my mum or step dad (my parents got divorced when I was 13 months).

So my question is, why do you appreicate your dad?

Please Please Please reply, I really dont want to send him another standard "Happy Fathers Day" card. I want this to be more meaningful.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007 04:17:10 PM »

What do you do together when you do see him?
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007 04:20:11 PM »

I appreciate my dad because he helps me when I have problems, he always knows how to lighten up situations (he likes to joke even though he's not funny, which makes it funny Tongue), and he's just a great dad! I wouldn't have it any other way! I love my daddy! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007 04:25:19 PM »

What do you do together when you do see him?
He generally takes us out for a meal and then leaves again, I'm 19 and my sister is 21 so we're quite old now. When we used to see him before it was just doing kiddy things.
The only thing is we didnt see eachother from about age 13-18.. so anything I learnt he didnt teach.
Its very complicated to do a scrapbook with no theme lol, cos then its just a photo album
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007 04:37:21 PM »

Well, you appreciate when you did see him. You obviously don't want him to be sad so that means you love him. Right now that's probably all he needs. A photo album with pictures and loving phrases would make him happy.
"Although we don't get to see you alot, we still love you, dad."
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007 04:51:32 PM »

Well, you appreciate when you did see him. You obviously don't want him to be sad so that means you love him. Right now that's probably all he needs. A photo album with pictures and loving phrases would make him happy.
"Although we don't get to see you alot, we still love you, dad."
I suppose, it just sucks. I'd love to be able to give my dad a book filled with pictures and things like "teaching us to ride our bikes".. Ah well..
Telling him I love him, rather than showing him why we love him is just as good.
Thank you for your help!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007 05:04:15 PM »

maybe something about being thrilled or happy now that he's back in your lives...
is he a good listener?
is he supportive?
does he give you any wise words of advice?

I have to say, that I think it's wonderful he comes down to spend time with you guys every few months, when it would be so much easier to let things slide away...  Cheesy

it sounds like he is making a good effort to be involved in your lives Smiley

maybe include pages or pictures, collages, etc. of things you guys are doing now in your lives, personal things like your hobbies, silly pictures of anything that makes you smile or laugh, quotes from poetry or songs (I tell ya, even rock songs say some very poignant things Wink  ) 

pictures or descriptions of things you're looking forward to ...

You've got me thinking about what to do for my Dad this year  Smiley
Maybe just a little scrapbooklet (don't get overwhelmed trying to fill a bunch of large pages - keep it small and sweet, much less intimidating) of happy stuff - summer, seashells, flowers, birds, chocolate (lol) ...  so he gets a better sense of just who you are. Sometimes it's easier to do this than it is to actually speak them out loud.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007 03:25:57 PM »

well since there aren't alot of moments with him you can be appreciative about .. how about thinsg about yourself?
 what kinda stuff did you inherit? besides physical traits. are there any characteristics that you share?

  you could just do the picture book and then just have a fw sayinsg here and there  like next to a picture  of your face you could point out a feature you both have .. eyes, nose chin?
 
  I know how you feel sorta. I was really young when my parents divorced ( not sure how old  maybe 5 yrs old .. can't remember that far back)
 I saw my dad a  bit more than you did though. astill.. i dunno what to get him.. was thinking of something sentimental but like you, i'd run out of words way too soon.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2007 10:52:51 AM »

I appreciate my dad because even through all the crap I've done,
all the times I've yelled at him to "just leave me alone,"
all of my problems with respecting teachers and adults,
my series of fantastic grades,
and my complaining;
he still loves me and doesn't resent me. how raising a child can render such unconditional love, I dont quite comprehend but I do know
I appreciate my dad because he loves me.
 Cheesy
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