Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Bill Clinton -- Dad of the Year
I guess it is not enough to raise a child or two. Unless you can be a dad to all, you are not much of a father. Oh, I surely did not expect the honor for me but it would have been nice if some ordinary father who has done extraordinarily well as dad to his kids had been named. Is that too much to ask? But, of course, that would not have opened many financial doors for this organization to do its own philanthropic work. The not-for-profit group awards Father of the Year to "contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture" and raises money for its philanthropic efforts.
Hmmmm... "contemporary lifestyle leaders of our culture" -- I guess I never had a chance. Neither do the ordinary dads doing extraordinary parenting. Unless we are a lifestyle leader we aren't worth considering. Now that is kinda sad. Really sad.