On Parenting

 
 I made this for my Dad for his birthday/father’s day. He phoned me to tell me that he loves my comics and, although my parents praise pretty much everything we do, I could tell that he REALLY meant it and that was pretty cool.  I am lucky in that I have always known that I am loved but (and it’s a total cliché) now I have a child of my own I fully understand the magnitude of that love. I understand how fundamental that love has been to my existence, how much I need it and them. It's only now that I can appreciate my parents and the effort they have put into parenting me.  They’re the solid rock on which I was founded but they’re also my catcher in the rye – rescuing me as I fall off cliffs. (I’ve just finished reading The Catcher in the Rye for the first time. Holden’s misinterpretation of the Robert Burns poem is really beautiful.)  Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, special thoughts go out to Brendan Cox.    

I made this for my Dad for his birthday/father’s day. He phoned me to tell me that he loves my comics and, although my parents praise pretty much everything we do, I could tell that he REALLY meant it and that was pretty cool.

I am lucky in that I have always known that I am loved but (and it’s a total cliché) now I have a child of my own I fully understand the magnitude of that love. I understand how fundamental that love has been to my existence, how much I need it and them. It's only now that I can appreciate my parents and the effort they have put into parenting me.  They’re the solid rock on which I was founded but they’re also my catcher in the rye – rescuing me as I fall off cliffs. (I’ve just finished reading The Catcher in the Rye for the first time. Holden’s misinterpretation of the Robert Burns poem is really beautiful.)

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, special thoughts go out to Brendan Cox.