Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's and single Mom's out there!

My Father is no longer with us, but I'm lucky to have a great father-in-law. That's him and one of my nephews in the picture, helping out in the yard last summer.

I still remember most of what my Dad taught me though. In fact, I sound more and more like him every day. It's funny how the same things you were told as a child, you now repeat them to your own children.

For example, "Because I said so."

That was like the nuclear option for my parents when it came to ending a discussion with us kids. Hearing my Dad or Mom say that would annoy me to know end, but it would eliminate any and all dissent instantly. Once the "Because I said so" bomb was dropped, it was obey or face the consequences. And those consequences tended to be severe when I was coming up.

Now I find myself saying the same thing with my own daughter, and it still works just the same. I'm sure she gets just as annoyed when I use it too. Truly words of wisdom, and there are plenty more where those came from.

Happy Father's Day everybody.


that girl boo said...

hey these guys look familiar???

Believer 1964 said...

It's important for kids that parents show authority, and back it up. My mother used the familiar line, "Because I'm the mother that's why!" We couldn't argue with that.

Gmom said...

Thanks for a beautiful article your dad would be proud of you as we are.


That Girl Boo said...

I forgot to also say Happy Fathers Day to my wonderful husband of 11 years, if God allowed me to pick anyone in the world to be a father to our daughter it would 100% again be you.

DP said...

@All - Thank you for the kind wishes and words of wisdom.

TGB - That is just too sweet!