It's funny how relationships with your parents change as you get older. I don't love my dad any differently or any more than I ever had before, our relationship is just different. When you're finally an adult I feel like you can actually have a friendship with your parents. My dad wasn't my friend when I was 13. What 40 year old man would have a 13 year old friend? Weird, right? I'm 13, tell me to quit being a smart ass and give me some money. Now that I'm finally an adult (or something slightly resembling one) I can have real conversations with him, I have things in common with him, and we can swap tips on how to sneak liquor into places.
|Probably some booze under his hat.|
I hope everybody is lucky enough to get along with their parents like that. Especially people my age, because our parents are getting older guys. Ok, he's not really that old, but you know what I mean. Time goes by way too fast. Those two pictures feel like they were taken a month apart, not 25 years. Enjoy the people who gave you life. And let them know frequently that you do. I hope you're all lucky enough to have a dad who mixes a drink like that guy does too.
(Because I can get drunk on a Monday, suckers.)