Getting ready right now to head to the airport for a quick flight to B.C. for a visit with family. Will see my Dad for the first time, on Father’s Day since I left home at 16. Should have written a blog last night but was busy with so many things associated with moving and travelling, mostly packing and unpacking.

So, just a quick Happy Father’s Day.

You will note that I’m not going to separate out Father’s of kids with disabilities for a ‘very special’ Father’s Day. Loving your kid doesn’t make you special, being loved by them does. Any kid. Any where. Any dad. That’s the way it works.

There is no hyphenated parenting.

Special needs Dads, I heard that yesterday and thought, what on earth might a man need in relationship to his child that makes him special? I hate the term ‘special needs.’

Adoptive Dads, so why is that information necessary, what makes it matter and if it does, take Dad out of the title.

Substitute Dads, what even is that?

So happy (no hyphen) Father’s Day.