Chocolate-covered Cherries & Soap-on-a-Rope

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” –Bill Cosby

I laughed when I came across this quote. It brought back memories of Old Spice and the early days, when my parents sacrificed their physical needs for those of my two sisters and me.

For sure, there were two presents that my Dad could count on year after year: soap-on-a-robe and chocolate-covered cherries. I’m pretty certain that my Dad received them with a true heart of gratitude. After all, and all jokes aside, fatherhood is more than pretending—it is being.

Happy Father’s Day.