Just came from hanging out with my dad. It was actually nice and we got to get a lot of things out in the open about my past and his past.
I brought him my scrapbook, high school yearbooks, and literary magazines as a way for him to see what him missed out on in reference to my childhood. He read my poetry and complimented the amount of talent I should through my work.
I asked some tough questions and he gave me answers that I may not have wanted to hear but I needed to hear. It was just nice to talk to him and feel like I matter to him. I really enjoyed having a chance to talk to him without being angry at him.
Well at any rate, I feel that today was a great start in order to build a relationship with my dad.