Thursday, January 21, 2010
Saturday marks the 16th annual Dad and Daughter Dinner.
The tradition of my Dad and I going out for dinner started in my first year of college.
I had won a gift certificate at local bar for the best Halloween costume (I was Darkwing Duck, one of Disney’s great cartoons) and I invited my Dad to join me for dinner.
We had a great time talking, just the two of us.
We decided to make it an annual event, a time once a year that Dad and Daughter could spend some quality time together.
The first year, I paid for dinner with my gift certificate and Dad paid the tip. The following year, Dad picked the restaurant, paid for dinner and I picked up the tip, switching each year after that.
I am sure most restaurants were good, some were probably not as great, but regardless of where we go the best thing about the Dad and Daughter Dinner is taking my Dad’s arm and enjoying the company of a man I love very much.