I Am Your Father

James Proclaims (4)

Don’t be fooled by the title of the post – unless you are my almost-two-year-old daughter, I am not your father. And I’m pretty sure you’re not my daughter because, precocious though she appears to be, she can’t yet read. To the best of my knowledge anyway.

But today is Fathers Day and, as of August 2018, I am a father, so I get to celebrate today. Celebrations appear to largely consist of ‘doing what we always do on a Sunday’. Which is fine. I generally like Sundays.

Obviously there is still, notionally at least, a worldwide pandemic, rendering many celebratory activities largely off the table.

Although my understanding is that the pandemic is basically over. I mean it’s obviously not over, but having made such a colossal mess of everything, the UK government appears to be in the process of sweeping the evidence under the carpet and pretending like nothing ever happened.

So I suppose we could do something to celebrate Fathers Day after all. But I’m still relatively new to all this – it is, after all, only my second Father’s Day and last year I was very much at the ‘rabbit-trapped-in-the-headlights’ stage of my parenting adventure so I can’t recall what, if anything, we did to mark the occasion.

So far today, Little Proclaims and I have enjoyed breakfast together, as is our way on a Sunday morning. Mrs Proclaims joined us this morning, but often on a weekend it is just  the little one and me, while my much-cleverer-than-me wife gets on with studying for her PhD. While eating breakfast we watched a bit of the Disney film ‘Moana’, but, as Little Proclaims currently has the attention span of a lively toddler, we only ever get through twenty-minutes at a time.

After breakfast, I was showered with Father’s Day gifts. They were notionally from my daughter, but I suspect she was aided a little by Mrs Proclaims. It was a good selection, and included things to eat that are bad for you, which is my favourite kind of gift. I did my usual Sunday 4 mile run this morning (as opposed to Tuesdays and Thursdays when I only run 3 miles – I really do go the extra mile on a Sunday), so I’m feeling virtuous and like I probably deserve to eat bad food.

I also got a card, and a really cool Star Wars T-Shirt (to add to my Star Wars T-Shirt collection) as pictured below:


The card (outside)



The card (inside)



My new favourite Star Wars-themed T-Shirt

  22 comments for “I Am Your Father

  1. June 21, 2020 at 11:53 am

    It’s nice that Little Proclaims signed your card in the language of Tatooine. Clever child.

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    • June 21, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Not a lot of people would have noticed that – well spotted


  2. June 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Happy Fathers Day and “going the extra mile”. 😉

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  3. June 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Nice card, and happy Father’s Day.

    It’s on a different day in Belgium so I always end up utterly confused as to what is happening when or where.

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    • June 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      I only remember it because I need to send my dad some beer. Keep forgetting that it’s my day too now…

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      • June 21, 2020 at 2:15 pm

        I came frighteningly close to forgetting to send my dad a present this year. As it is, the gift will be late but I did, at least, call him this morning.

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  4. June 21, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Funny, I even got a Happy Father’s Day phone call this morning. Never had many of those.

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    • June 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Happy Father’s Day all round then!

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  5. June 21, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I always suspected that you were Darth Vader.

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    • June 21, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Join me and together we will rule the galaxy as…erm… blogger and other blogger…

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      • June 21, 2020 at 6:44 pm

        I will never join you!….. well, maybe if the price was right…..

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  6. June 21, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    ‘I chased my rag-tag son through to the very edge of the empire and all he gave me is this T shirt- and people wonder why I’m furious? ‘
    Enjoy every day. Looks like you have a junior Dali on the cards too!

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    • June 22, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      To be fair it would be quite ill-fitting on the real Darth Vader…
      And that card is worth more to me than any Dali. Unless, you happen to have a Dali going spare…

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  7. June 22, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Very Cool. Happy Father’s Day!

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    • June 22, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      I proudly wore it all day! And thanks!

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  8. June 22, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    I missed it, but I hope you had a great day.

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    • June 22, 2020 at 7:53 pm

      Just another Sunday really but with chocolate and a cool T-shirt. Definitely better than a work day

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      • June 22, 2020 at 7:55 pm

        Any day is better than a work day… Enjoy Father’s day. It’s the BEST!

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  9. June 23, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    That is a great shirt! (luckily I got the reference and didn’t think you were my father 😉 )

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