Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

"I’m not sleeping, I’m just resting my eyes."

Celebrating all the fathers out there.

 

Happy Father's Day!

This post goes out to all the fathers out there, but also to all of us who are celebrating and/or thinking about our own fathers.  It’s always good to have a reason to reflect, right?  Fathers today play a much different role than past generations.  They are caretakers at least part of the time-- I know that when I am in Brooklyn, and out for my early morning walk on a Sunday, I count 10 fathers for every one mother out with their offspring at that time, most of them on a coffee run.  When I was growing up, our fathers were seemingly always working;  children ate separately before their fathers got home on weekdays.  Fathers were fun and funny.  They also felt free to yell, and were often the parent that doled out the punishments.  It was a mixed bag.  When I think of the best things about my father I remember the funny dancing, his love of music, his love of conversation, his intelligence, his love of literature, politics, poetry and golf.  And, his love for our family. 

I commend fathers of today for stepping it up.  I see the young fathers I know being much more involved in the day to day with their children.  I think it’s great and such a positive evolution of the role.

I would be remiss if I didn't use this this platform to say that we need even more.  We need you to demonstrate and teach your sons and daughters how to treat women respectfully and equally.  Your sons, daughters, wives and mothers are depending on you to help change the world in this regard.  You truly are the “Supermen!” 

Hummingbird asked Lynda Bernard to pay tribute to the fathers in our lives with quotes about Dads, and some familiar things you can hear your father say.  Prepare to be amused.  --Sandra Novick

Dad's Can be Funny.

“You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out.”  Jerry Seinfeld
 
“When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.”  Dave Attell
 
“I gave my father $100 and said “Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.” So he went out and bought a present for my mother.”  Rita Rudner
 
“Even though I’m proud may dad invented the rear view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear.   Stewart Francis
 
“Father’s Day is important because, besides being the day on which we honor Dad, it’s the only day Brookstone does any business.”  Jimmy Fallon
 
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”  Mark Twain

 

Things You Can Hear Your Father Say.  Dad-isms.

"Ask your mother."
"Don’t tell Mom."
"Don’t talk back to your mother."
"Don’t make me stop this car."
"As long as you live in this house, you’ll do what I tell you to do."
"No matter what happens, you can always come home."
 
"Do you think I’m made of money?"
"Do you have rocks in your head?"
"Bang your head against the wall, when you stop, you'll feel better."
"I’m not sleeping, I’m just resting my eyes."
Do you pay the bills around here?
"When I was your age…"
"I’m not going to tell you again."
 
"You're talking like a fool."
"You have to eat a pound of dirt before you die."
"That guy could be you."
"They don’t make them like they used to."  
"A little hard work never hurt anybody."
"You’ll understand when you’re older."
"Be careful what you wish for."
 
"You can grow up to be ANYONE."
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