father's day dadIt’s Father’s Day — hope you remembered to send a card to your dear sweet pops. Or called or something. Heck, we’ve seen people honoring their dads by changing their Facebook profile pictures to favorite father-and-son/daughter snapshots from childhood. It’s how we young folks say “I love you” in the digital age.

OK, we’re getting away from the point: It’s Father’s Day. And in May we had Mother’s Day. But it takes more than Mom and Dad to raise the kids. Isn’t there that famous saying that claims it takes a village … ?

There is no Co-Parents Day to celebrate the other adults who are instrumental in nurturing a child, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. UC Berkeley psychologist Philip Cowan confirms the importance of co-parents (life partners, caregivers, relatives, etc.) who aren’t necessarily fathers. Says Cowan, read more »

Not that Daddy, you dirty minded freak. Your father. Papa. The old man.

Admittedly, he didn’t bear you through nine months of pregnancy, but (hopefully) he stuck around for that time period, despite the irritable ball of hormones which did bear you through nine months of pregnancy. And you know she wasn’t always the most pleasant person to be around.

Just remember to show your dad a bit of love today, not just getting him some generic department store crap. After all, he did somehow manage to put up with you. Hopefully. Unless he went to the store to get a pack of smokes . . . and never came back . . . on Christmas Eve . . . the bastard (sniffle).

Anyway, remember that this is the day to say thanks to Dad. Or Dads. Or Mom who used to be Dad (hey, it’s Berkeley).

Oh, and Dad? Can we borrow a couple of bucks?