2022-06-19 Father’s Day

Woken up early. Margaret happy dad’s day. Gruffalo Hike. Costco while Norah napped. Norah overtired.

Father’s Day 2022 started off early this morning with Margaret coming in shortly before 6, giving me a big hug and saying “Happy Dad’s Day!” She’s so sweet.

I had planned to make pancakes but we were out of the mix, so breakfast was just boring stuff like oatmeal and toast. After breakfast, we went for a hike at the Bluffs loop, aka the Gruffalo hike. It’s the same loop I do on my mountain bike on the weekends.

Three of my favorites.
This girl is wonderful but I don’t think she knows just how wonderful she is.

Norah started to fade towards the end of the hike and we knew we had to get home for her to nap. She barely napped at all yesterday, after all. I put her down for a nap while Bethany took the other three kids to Costco as we were desperately low on food. About five minutes after I put her down, I heard Norah starting to fuss in her bed and her fussing continued for the next 45 minutes or so. She never ended up napping…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain Calories Burned

Sometime in the afternoon, this day took a turn for me and I don’t know why. I’m pretty much ruined my own Father’s Day. I started to get very angry and was just mean to the kids over even very small things. It started when they were unable to pick up the basement without terrorizing each other and my mood just descended from there. I’m quite embarrassed about how I acted and how I treated the most important people in the world to me.

I apologized to the kids and to Bethany and they all forgave me, of course, but I haven’t forgiven myself.