My big guy, Christopher Robin Sgarlata has brown and gray curly, short hair. He prefers to be called Chris. He got the name Christopher Robin because his parents let his older sibling name him, and they were really into Winnie the Pooh at the time. He is five feet and 10 inches tall. He has very thick eyebrows and a mustache. When he smiles, his brown eyes get very squinty. He is Italian and Irish, so he is naturally tan, but with a tint of a red complexion.
My dad is a very positive and free spirit person. If he is ever having a bad day, you will never catch him being negative. He will always say “it is what it is” and move on with a smile like nothing even happened. He loves making other people happy, especially if it is his family. No matter what he is doing, he is always smiling and laughing. After every sentence he says he will always laugh. People say we are exactly alike because I seem to do the same thing. He is overall very bubbly, and easy to get along with and be around. He could not know someone and he will go out of his way to say “hi” or wave to someone, just to be friendly. When I was younger, he would always be driving me around. I remember one time we were driving in the middle of my hometown and he was just waving to people in cars or on the street. I would always ask “do you know them?” and my dad would always say “no, I am just being friendly”.
Chris does many other things outside of being a father. During the day, he goes to work. He owns his own business named Sgarlata’s Property and Home Buildings. He is a contractor, working very hard throughout the day into the night. He also loves coaching softball. He coached me since I was four years old all the way until I graduated high school. He is still coaching high school softball to this day. He does this at night because my mom likes to play bingo at the Turning Stone Casino, so this keeps him busy when no one else is home.
My relationship with my dad is something that I will forever be grateful for. I am lucky to have a father like him. He is a role model and my best friend in one person. He has shaped me into the person that I have become today and always pushes me to become better even if I do not see him every day anymore. Ever since I was younger, I was stuck to his side like glue. When he would coach my brother’s baseball team, I would sit in the dugout with him at five years old. I never liked going anywhere without my dad. Even at this age, if I do not have anything else to do I would call my dad up just to talk or ask him if he wanted to meet up sometime to go see a movie. It was very hard to leave him when I went off to college and I know it was just as hard for him when I was not around as much anymore.
My dad means the world to me. I would do anything for him at anytime if he needed me to. He always taught me to keep smiling no matter what circumstances I am under and to keep following my dreams.