Not every father is perfect, not every mother is perfect. A father who TRIES to be a wonderful father is far more precious than a father who thinks he can be wonderful without thought or reflection.
"DO as I say not as I do" was heard at our home growing up. That's the easy way to be a father.
A father who is a model by his actions speaks clearly to his children on two levels.
I am blessed that Fireman is such a Father.
Here's to all the Dad's, including mine, who have gotten us out of a pickle more than once:
And here's our favorite pickle recipe:
From Sue Wolfy RN
8 cups unwaxed pickles or cucumbers
2 cups onions if you wish
1 c. vinegar
1 and 1/14 cup sugar
Cut the peppers and onions as thick or thin as you wish.
Sprinkle the salt over the pickles and let them rest 5 minutes.
Stir the vinegar and all that sugar until the sugar is nearly dissolved or completely dissolved if you are that patient...
Pour the liquids over the pickles and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Better as they sit in the fridge for a couple days.
I should say they keep 3 weeks in the fridge per Sue, but they don't last a week around here.