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Dads are often a little overlooked in our community. Moms seem to take center stage with seeking out information and resources and contacts. But this month, with Father's Day around the corner, we decided to share what our unschooling bloggers have to say about Dads and how they've influenced our lives. We have some very touching & WONDERFUL posts from unschooling bloggers writing what was on the their heart. You'll find tributes to husbands and partners as well as tributes to our own dads below.
In looking for a theme this month, we had a few options. We could go with songs and lyrics about dads... but so many of these were sad songs. When you look up the Top 10 Father's Day songs, it was kind of disappointing! Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Temptations made the list? How could that be celebrating this day? If you're looking for music, here are the Top Tens for Father's Day: Country Songs, HipHop Songs, Rock, and even a Bollywood collection! Fun, but not what we were looking for.
Then we brainstormed about poetry or pictures but this is the UNSCHOOLING Blog Carnival!
Visualizing gruff carny workers shouting, "Try Your Luck!" at their booths, we decided to take a different path this time. The unschooling dads we know are cool with irreverent fun dad stuff. So we've interspersed some photos and comments from a couple of outside sources. Awkward Family Photos combined with Asylum.com to create a special collection for Father's Day. If you like this kind of humor, you might like the Awkward Family Photos book. Our other contribution comes from Dads are the Original Hipsters with fantastic photos, primarily from the 70's. They also have a book called, of course, Dads Are the Original Hipsters. Some of what cracks me up about these photos are that some of MY husband's pictures could probably be in this collection! But I'll save that for another day. ;)
Thanks so much to the Unschooling bloggers of our community who shared a little about their worlds. And we hope you are entertained by the other dads out there who are influencing the world of tomorrow. We hope it will make you laugh... think of it as the House of Mirrors or Bearded Lady or some other Human Sideshow. We are, after all, a CARNIVAL!
Enjoy! And please take a second to comment at the unschooling blogposts. It's always nice to know who's stopping by!