I cannot say a lot about Don Domeng. Often he is the one doing the talking and I am the one doing all the laughing. He has a lot of stories, and as much as they amuse me, most of the time I always ask “Tunay ba yan? [Is that true?]” at the end.
You can’t really blame me. When you hear stories about stealing turkeys, displaying a cow head in the middle of the kitchen to drive out Hindus, mauling with a priest, and spending the morning of your graduation in jail, you really have to ask.
We spend a lot of time at home, and though we both suck at feeding all the animals in our domestic zoo, I have to say, it is one of the best advantages of working from home. We save a little off SMS. LOL.
There are a few things that come to mind now about him. One, he is the primary care taker of Holy Cow, the cow I recently bought; two, he runs to the pharmacy no matter what time each time I run out of pain relievers; and three, he has yet to buy a Tooth Fairy costume to be my cupcake shop’s delivery man.
But seriously, I don’t think I need to say any kind words just to give you an idea how good Don Domeng is to me and to our family. All I can say is, when people look at me, I do not want them to say I am the girl who can write killer verses or the one
who cannot carry a tune who can bake a storm. I want them to say I am the girl who has the best Dad in the whole world… because I really do.
In reality, I do not need a Father’s Day. I do not need the third week of June to remind me how important Don Domeng is and how much I should celebrate him. Each night before I go to sleep, I thank the Lord for the gift of my father, especially because I know not all fathers are as wonderful as he is, and because I know my father is my honor.
Between my Tatay and I, every day is Father’s Day, the only difference with this one is that everyone is joining in on the fun too. I guess for most people, this is a good excuse for them to say thanks to their fathers, or to tell them they love them. Maybe I am just lucky to be able to do both every day of my life.
Happy Father’s Day to my Don Domeng and to all the great fathers out there. 🙂