Sunday, June 25, 2006

Father's Day

Last Sunday was Father's Day, - not a traditional English celebration, but an American creation by Sonora Smart Dodd in 1909 and subsequently exported, and was designed to ensure that Dads also had their day and, more cynically, card manufacturers have another contrived day to make a profit! Personally, it doesn't really mean a lot to me, but I go along with it.

However, my kids did get me a card, and I felt it was rather good. It lists 10 things that Dads only ever hear in their dreams:
  • "Dad, you must teach me some of your funky dance moves."
  • "Dad, is there anything I can do for you?"
  • "Dad, here's that fiver I borrowed from you."
  • "Dad, nice shirt, could you give me some fashion tips?"
  • "Dad, I couldn't possibly accept any more of your hard-earned cash."
  • "Dad, don't give me any pocket money, treat yourself."
  • "Dad, I'm listening."
  • "Dad, I agree, that's enough of my cheek."
  • "Dad, I won't be needing a lift tonight, you're not a twenty-four hour taxi service."
  • "Yes Dad, you're right as always!"
Wouldn't all of the above help to make this world a better place? Ah well, at least I can dream.


Jay said...

Who gives a shit?

Mark said...

I don't

sandegaye said...

Those were very nice statements from Fantasy-land.. ;o)

You are a grand dad!