My Father and Me by Ryan Erb

My son Ryan is in the third grade, and as an assignment he had to write something about his father to give me for Father’s Day.   Needless to say, it made me feel real good, even if he does emphasize buying things a bit much!  This is what he wrote:

My Father and Me by Ryan Erb (for Father’s Day)

My father has (many times) gone out of his way to help me.  Most recent of all, he spent FIFTY dollars to fix my favorite video game.  Also, he is understanding when I can’t go ghost hunting (new hobby) and I get mad.  He listens to me when I have something to say.  He helps me on everything.  And he never gives up (except homework).  He has bought a lot of stuff for me and he’s still buying more.  Like ghost hunting equipment.  Life is good.

I think my father (Scott Erb) is the best father ever.  It’s like he knows the future of what will happen and what I want to happen.  I also love that if I fail, he doesn’t regret having me as a son.   He taught me a lot of things over the years, like riding a bike or using a video camera.  There ain’t nothing he can’t do!  His attitude is so strong that if he were falling out of an airplane to his death he’ll say “Wow, it’s a nice view up here.”   Life is good.

So I thank him for all that and much, much more.  It’s like I was given super luck or something to have him.  He’s so nice.  He is going to take me ghost hunting at Nordica!  Yes.  He literally reserved Nordica for me to ghost hunt.  Yes, a real haunted location.  He’s even letting me drive his car!  And we use ghost hunting equipment!  (You already know).  He tries everything to make me happy!  He took me (when I was five) to Chucky Cheese when our cat died.  Life is good.

I am like way too lucky to have him as my guardian.  I appreciate everything that he did for me.  Our bond is UNBREAKABLE.  I mean literally.  Thank you so much Father.  Life is good.

You comfort me Dad and when I need it, you do everything you can.  Sometimes I feel like you’re magic, you’re so good.  Life is good.

Poem:

You comfort when I need it.

You help me when it happens.

You bring joy and happiness right into me.

You come under, and over obstacles for me.

You are more than just a father.

You are mine.

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  1. #1 by lbwoodgate on June 17, 2012 - 13:12

    What a neat kid.

    “He took me (when I was five) to Chucky Cheese when our cat died. Life is good.” Ha,ha, ha. Probably not so for the cat.

    Also, you might want to stay away from the doors when flying. 🙂

  2. #2 by The Empathic Guide on June 17, 2012 - 17:24

    Wow – what a fabulous and moving testament to your parenting. Sounds to me like you’re both pretty lucky 😉

  3. #3 by lee1978 on June 18, 2012 - 10:40

    Happy Fathers Day! You are clearly an awesome one, reading Ryan’s essay and poem. I did crack up over the airplane comment though. LOL

  4. #4 by Jade Forester on June 19, 2012 - 19:33

    His attitude is so strong that if he were falling out of an airplane to his death he’ll say “Wow, it’s a nice view up here.”

    I think that’s a wonderful description of your attitude toward life, Scott 🙂

  5. #5 by Titfortat on June 21, 2012 - 01:46

    Kudos. 🙂

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