October is one of those months that have a number of birthdays in it for our family, I wrote about my sister Sandra’s birthday on the 14th but two days later on the 16th it was my dad’s birthday he turned 71. Today is my sister Sue’s birthday then on the 31st it is my brother Dave’s birthday but now I am going to talk about my dad.
My dad has always been my hero in my eyes he can do no wrong; dad has always been able to fix everything. I have fond memories of things me and dad did together such as going for a drive on the beach and getting bogged when I was little, ok this memory is vague as I was very little when it happened.
However when I was older I remember dad running power down into the garage and I helped him do that and there was the time he put up the pool (the first time) the second time the only one who would help him was my sister Jeannie. Anyway the other thing would be when we wallpapered the kitchen oh such fun, my dad is a short tempered man and he lost it and tore the wallpaper off the wall and kicked the wall because it wouldn't go how he wanted it too. I was in tears when mum got home from shopping and said I would never again help him do such a job………………now of course we all have a good laugh about it but it wasn't funny at the time………………I did help him finish the wallpapering………….
I also remember after dad would go mad at me and sent me to my room; he would come in a bit later and ask if we were still friends, sometimes he would have a chat with me about why he went mad at me.
Yesterday when I was at my parents place he snapped at Sue for no reason, anyway later he saw her in the kitchen and said to her “are we still friends” this is just something dad does. I would also do the same thing when my girls got into trouble.