For Father’s Day this year I had to think really hard as to what to do for Tyler. He has everything he wants, or if he doesn’t he just goes out and buys it.
- First I was getting him the leaf blower- sucker thingy he wanted, but he bought it.
- Then I was going to buy him a power washer, but he bought it.
- He can always use golf balls, but that just seems so silly, since he can get them any ole time.
- He has enough golf shirts to wear 1 every day in the summer.
- One year I got him a gifty for a message since he likes that stuff, but he never took the time to use it and then the message place closed.
I figured the only other route to take was the sentimental one because that stuff is priceless and somehow I am filled with joy if I can bring someone to tears.
I am weird like that.
I made my dad cry last year with the book of his artwork I had made.
I brought Tyler to tears the year I made him a book of letters I had written to him in Sarah’s “voice.”
So this year, thanks to Melissa’s (My Life and How It’s Going) husband Randy, I got an idea to make a video tribute.
I scoured my computer for pictures of the girls with Tyler and picked out the best ones. Then I put the pictures to John Mayer’s Father-Daughter Song.
But wait, there’s more…
Then I took the video camera and asked the girls questions about Tyler and inserted them into the slideshow.
Emily was awesome, but she is also 10 years old.
Sarah… well, Sarah just makes me want to bang my head against the wall sometimes.
All the kid had to say was, “Happy Father’s Day” and “I Love You.”
That was the minimum requirement.
Did she do it?
Here is a sample of some of the things she said:
Me: Sarah what do want to say to Daddy?
Sarah: Who? Who’s Daddy?
Me (whispering): Sarah, Say Happy Father’s Day!
Sarah: I am goin’ to be 20 on my burfday.
Me: (angrily whispering): Sarah! How much do you love Daddy?
Sarah: What? No. I don’t feel like love now.
Me: (Clearly frustrated and annoyed): Tell Daddy you LOVE him!
Sarah: *sigh* Oh ok. Love you Daddy. (While turning around and NOT facing the camera)
I bribed. I begged. I pleaded. I threatened.
I tried to tape her for 5 days straight and I got a whole lotta nothing.
Yet, for 5 days straight, every time Tyler came home from work, he got a HUGE hug and a kiss followed by:
“Happy Father’s Day, I Love YOU Daddy!”
I ended up having to use the footage I shot.
He loved it anyway.
And he might’ve cried.