dads and daughters

“'I’ll be there for you like I’ve always been,' I told my daughter. 'You’ve never been there for me, Dad,' she snapped back."
Along a sidewalk and a row of ornamental trees separating a parking lot from an expanse of green fields, parents stood and squatted against trees and paced, waiting. After three days of tryouts, cut day had arrived.
That memory had been archived long ago but now it streamed through my mind on a vicious loop. Are we really here again Mom
My daughters have given me more Father's Days than any given Sunday. There are lots of moments throughout the year they make me feel like a good dad without even trying. If you're a dad like me, all you really want is your children to be happy, joyous and free.
It was an innocent question from a nondescript hospital gift shop employee, but it hit me like a punch to the gut. I shook my head and turned away, busying myself with a rack of tiny stuffed animals with huge glassy eyes.