This post from Patriarch Pete (proud father of our founder, Pundit Pete) is dedicated to our friend Scott Langewisch, master story teller.
In a happy home in the suburbs, on the day before Fathers Day, a loving wife says to her husband, "Dear, tomorrow is Fathers Day. With the kids away, what special thing can I do for you?''
He responds "Oh, you don't need to do anything special, honey." Then, with a grin and a twinkle in his eye, he adds, "Just remind me how I got to be a father."
Late that evening, as the husband is falling asleep, he sees his wife slip out of bed, go to the back of their closet, and come out wearing a nightgown from years past. With a smile, the husband falls asleep and is soon dreaming about pleasant things.
In the middle of the night, very early on Fathers Day morning, the husband feels his wife gently nudge him and whisper, "Honey, wake up." But still in his pleasant dream, he falls back asleep.
Again, the wife gently nudges and says "Honey, wake up." Again he slips back into his dream.
A little while later, the husband is startled out of his dream by his wife violently shaking him, and shouting "Honey, you need to wake up!"
Fully awake now, he sits up and looks over at his wife, who is standing next to the bed. She tosses her overnight bag on the bed next to him, throws him the car keys, and stuffs a pillow up under the front of her nightgown.
Then she turns to leave the room, drops a water balloon on the floor, and frantically says "Oh no, the baby is coming. We need to hurry!
I'll be out in the car!"