March 7, 2004

daddy and me
Dad and me, ca. 1979

When I was little, I used to sing a song to my dad. “Daddy Cool, Daddy Cool, Cool, Cool Daddy!” My mom would lead and I’d follow along. I thought it was something we wrote together, until this year, when I saw it on a Karaoke playlist.

Still, my dad really is one of the coolest guys I know. He can light up a room with his cheery disposition. He can make you laugh with his silly jokes. He can make you feel secure just by letting you put your head on his shoulder. I love him like crazy.

Today is his birthday, and I am celebrating the coolest dad in the world.

Happy Birthday, Dad.


  1. rama says:

    Happy Birthday, Mister Castro! I was so impressed when you took me aside last night and told me to take it easy on Missus Castro and Christine when we played Taboo. You knew we could wallop them without even trying but you were determined to spare their feelings. I found it hard to keep our score so low but everyone sure was happy in the end. What a cool daddy!

    that paragraph was a work of fiction. BUT mister castro is cool and f.y.i., even without tampering, the Taboo teams were evenly tied!

  2. pt*:) says:

    I don’t know what to say as that is one funny picture!

    Oh, yeah, happy birfday to your dad! That is what I should say. I shouldn’t mention the funny I see in the picture.

  3. mabelle says:

    Happy Birthday to your daddy! What a great photo! You look so precious and tiny.

  4. finelyspungirl says:

    My daddy’s bday is today!:) He’s cool, just like yours!

  5. stef says:

    happy birthday to your wonderful daddy :) i love your parent posts – they remind me to remember my parents fondly and make me want to call them more.

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