Ice cream was Dad's favorite treat, Dairy Queen, to be exact...so I told them how every year on his birthday and important "Dad Days", I go to DQ and order my favorite blizzard.
The classroom exploded with excitement! Many students grabbed their agendas to record their homework and even more demanded I sign their agendas. "My parents won't believe me!" Here are a couple of agenda entries from my sixth, seventh, and eighth graders...
What happened next warms my heart! They ate ice cream. They talked to their parents. They told them about my dad and how he loved ice cream. Every story I heard ended with the parents saying, "Yes!" to ice cream. I received a couple of photos and one beautiful email from a parent.
I miss my dad every single day and to know that this week he was remembered because of his love of ice cream...he'd love that! I celebrate Dad! I celebrate ice cream! I celebrate carrying those we love with us forever! Oh, and if you're interested, it's never too late...go and get some ice cream or your favorite treat today. Indulge. Laugh...and remember my dad!