Storage Solutions would like to wish all the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!
I had the opportunity to chat with two of the dads in our office about some of the joys and hardships of being an awesome dad. Here’s what they had to say…
Tim Fonderoli: “An awesome dad is someone who cares and puts all his efforts in to his family. My family is everything. It is important to lead by example and show your kids how much they mean to you. Saying no and disciplining your kids is one of the hardest things about being a parent. There are times when I couldn’t let them do something because I knew that it was the wrong choice. Then they make the wrong choice and there’s punishment, but you provide them with love and faith to recover and grown. As my family always says in Italian, “Fede, Speranza, Amore, Famiglia Sempre.” In English this means faith, hope, love, family forever!”
Vince Zito: “Honestly, if I was able to do half of what my wife does and has done for our children, then I would be an awesome dad. I look at myself as being their life coach until they move on to their adult life, and I just hope that one day they will look back and say, “Dad was awesome.” The hardest part of being a father is spending that quality, one-on-one, non-interrupted time with your child, and the fear of my children ever being hurt. Kids and parents these days are so consumed with school, work, and hobbies that they don’t spend that much needed time together. For the past two years, my kids and I have participated in an All Pro Dad program through their school. We get together with other dads and kids once a month for breakfast and just talk. At the end, the dads stand up and tell everyone why they are proud of their kids. When it comes to my kids getting hurt, whether it be physically or emotionally, it is my responsibility to protect them at any cost.”
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th. Take time to thank your father for all he has done!