I rang my father. This year, I'm really on top of things, I said to myself.
When my father answered, he said that it wasn't Father's Day yet. Apparently, I had jumped the gun. I was a week early.
The week passed. I mixed up the date of my parents' anniversary. And I showed up for a potluck dinner on the wrong night.
But yesterday, I felt more confident. I just knew that I had the right day. I got up a bit earlier than usual, so I could ring my father on Father's Day.
As I was dialing my father's number, I remembered. Father's Day isn't on Saturday. Oh, well. Next year I'll really be on top of things.
Happy Father's Day, Dad!