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.