I wanted to wish everyone a happy Father’s Day from pandemic pondering! As I said on Mother’s Day, the one most positive aspects of the “stay at home orders” was having my daughter back with us. Hopefully all fathers can look back on this episode and remember bonding with our young adult children as they go through this very difficult time.
I am also heartened by the many comments from older adults who is state they would do anything just sure that their children survive and flourish despite the coronavirus pandemic.
As my gift to fathers everywhere, I decided to make a list of eight issues NOT to worry about this particular Father’s Day!
1) Swimming with your children. You’ve been living with them, so they are no risk to you. Also, there is enough chlorine in most pools to kill anything in minutes.
2) Catching coronavirus from grilling out. Father’s Day is nothing without a cookout and don’t worry because even touching food wrappers won’t transfer COVID-19. But the heat from the fire may give a false positive fever check if you quickly head to work!
3) Getting a tie for Father’s Day. That mask may be ugly but it is much more useful!
4) Hanging out with your relatives. Even if your relatives have survived COVID-19, sitting outside enjoying a few beers with them should be a pretty safe proposition. Make sure they bring their own, not because of transferring the virus but to assure adequate supplies!
5) Catching coronavirus from outdoor recreation activities. Bicycle, play golf or softball, and jog. No way you will get infected from touching a golf ball or bat! Ultraviolet light is our friend.
6) No school in the fall. The likelihood that there’s no school in the fall is very minimal and your children will be safe there.
7) Getting a divorce. Things may have been painful staying at home, but in reality nobody is going anywhere or doing anything illicit during a pandemic!
8) Not going to church. If God does not understand this one, we have bigger problems.
Happy Father’s Day!