Today is Father's day in Australia. Kinda realized that I don't have any old family photos with me at my own place so had to draw this from memory and adjusting a few things here and there.
I remember being carried on my dad's shoulders a lot when I was a kid. I remember really enjoying that and being able to look at everything around me. Dad was the one who supported my sister and myself love of cartoons and anime. He would be the one to record and find our favourite cartoons that we missed out on TV. He used to take us to a centre where my sister and I could play all sorts of video games for hours and hours every Sunday when we were kids. I think dad took pride of my sister and I kicking the boys who tried to beat us at our favourite games. I became an animator and an artist because of all the cartoons he surrounded us with.
He also introduced me and my sister to Monopoly. Not too sure this was a good idea as my sister and I were very competitive. The game did end in tears more than once. That said, he also introduced us to a whole slew of board games and we used to play as a family....video games too. My fondest memory is when the entire family took turns playing this sumo video game on Nintendo that Dad started. We were at it for hours and it was so much fun and we made it to the end of the game.
Dad is a wonderful storyteller and knows a lot about film, TV and quite a bit of trivia. He writes very well and I hope he puts that into creating his own stories one day.
Things have not always gone smoothly but there will always be love there.
Happy Father's Day Dad! Love you.