Next Sunday will be my 7th Father’s Day as a father. The last six have seen us relaxing at home, overpopulating an Upper East Side 2-bedroom and even divided across state lines. Here are some photo highlights of my Father’s Days as a cool dad.
Father’s Day 2007: Cool Boy (known as Cool Baby back then) was 3 weeks old and already a smiley guy. I don’t have any distinct memories of the day, but since we didn’t want to take him anywhere crowded until he was 6 weeks, I’m sure we had a chill day at home for Cool Dad.
Father’s Day 2009: Here are Cool Mum and CB gathered with hundreds of guitar players at an event called Mass Appeal Guitars held at Union Square. They attended with CM’s friend Rosie, who was visiting from North Carolina. You might be thinking, “But Cool Dad, you play guitar. Why weren’t you there? Were you busy winning a body sculpting competition in Aruba?” Close, Cool Reader. That weekend I was in Gunnison, CO with my band to lead worship for a youth camp.
Father’s Day 2011: Our friend Matt was gifted with a Bacon of the Month-type membership, so he regularly received gourmet bacons from around the country. Rather than hoard the smoked pork goodness for himself, he and his wife Anna (above with Cool Boy) held Bacon Brunches, where they cooked up challah French toast to go with the fancy bacons and opened their home.
Father’s Day 2012: After church, we went to our favorite Mexican place, Taqueria Tlaxcalli in Parkchester, Bronx. I stuffed myself with their savory and beautiful spicy pork burrito.
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