Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

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  • Rant: Work today.
    Rave: Can’t be working too hard if I’m looking at PoPville!

  • Rant: Tap water has been really skuny the last week or so. What’s up with that?
    Rave: The weather, hands down this beautiful weather! Pure bliss.

  • Rave: They arrested a suspect for the random stabbings around Petworth!

  • Rant: Dan Haren is bad at baseball

  • Rant: I am still upset that my wife forget to fathers day. We have a five year old and she would have made it so special for me had she been reminded. Instead, after working all night I waited in bed for a couple hours for my breakfast, a family tradition, and eventually got up and after saying how hungry I was twice, went on to fix my own breakfast, coffee, and get my newspaper. When I said “did you forget something” it took a minute and she remembered. She denied forgetting and no apology. A few days later I told her I was hurt about this and still no real apology. ANY FATHERS OUT THERE? Is it just me or is it inexcusable to forget fathers day when you have a five years old who always is excited to make cards and gifts??

    • Breathe deep and let it go.

      Next year plan to do something different and remind her ahead of time how much you enjoy Father’s day. And enjoy the other 364 days of being a father.

      • +1. Also, is she usually good at remembering events like this, or does she often forget? I understand your being disappointed, but I think that fuming silently and hoping the other person remembers/gets the hint is not a good way to get what you want. Just let her know it’s important to you and that your daughter enjoys it. (And maybe volunteer to remind her and/or your daughter next time?)

    • Emmaleigh504

      Ask for a raincheck Father’s Day. If it means that much to you, have your breakfast in bed, card, and cuddles next Sunday. Your kid isn’t old enough to know any different.

      • Emmaleigh504

        Suggestion: if you get the paper and the paper still has funnies make a tradition of lounging in bed on Sundays with coffee and/or breakfast and read those funnies in silly voices to your kid. My Dad used to do that and it’s one of my favorite memories of being a kid.

      • good idea !

    • I’m a little surprised they didn’t spend a lot of time making something for you at school. I know FD is always a potentially awkward time for my lesbian couple moms deciding how to handle this with their kids, and here you are a dad and yet not getting anything!

      I’m sorry your wife doesn’t see that this meant a lot to you. Presumably she’s a keeper for other reasons.

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