Rather than further expose my wacky sense of humor this week, I'm submitting the following tribute to dads. We do more than we get credit for, sometimes. So if you're a dad and your kids groan when you're around, hold your head up high and take it like a man. After all, it's a dad's life.
If you're a dad, take pride in all you do to support your family, even if your kids think you dress badly. And if you know a dad, take a minute to thank him for what he does for his kids.
Come to think of it, many of us are coaches, trainers, mentors and scout leaders. So thank a dad for what he does for other people's kids, too.
Derek Gwinn is the project manager for Operation Us. He and his wife live with two boys, a half-dozen fish and one ugly cat. An avowed "geek" and graduate of the University of Kentucky, he's easily distracted by new technology or Wildcat Basketball.