Father’s Day in coming up very soon (June 15th).
I know there are many fathers on this forum who are working hard to provide a better future for their children.
I think that is just awesome.
And I know many of us owe so much to our own fathers who have done the exact same thing.
I for one am truly grateful for my parents who did an incredible job raising me. If I can impart even just half as much wisdom to my children that my parents did to me, I will consider myself a success.
And I know that I am not alone.
There are plenty of other amazing stories out there of amazing fathers … like this one I found online! https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vic…-1911114314962
But I also know that is easy to get caught up in the hectic hustle and bustle of modern life.
Let’s make sure that we do NOT get too busy to forget Father’s day and forget to thank all those people who have helped make us who we are.
Here’s to all the fathers! Happy father’s day, STM!
Good spotting! Could this be a relative of Maynzie’s? I do wonder… I suffer from small-world syndrome all the time in Dunedin.
Haha, yep that is the old man.
Fathers Day is not until September here in Australia, but nonetheless Happy Fathers Day to all you Daddy’s on the forum keep it up!
I knew it!
I think I stalked you on FB once and saw you at a cancer charity run? Hence the dots being connected in my head.
Actually, I just re-read that article and realised it was from 2007… then read the names in the caption again. Minimaynzie spotted.
The smile in the photo is a dead giveaway.
Bring that mop back Maynzie!
Happy fathers day to all!
I don’t have kids, but this sounds like one of the best written concise guides on how to raise them!
@timtetra Really good read!
It will be my birthday on Friday, as well as my first Father’s Day on Sunday.
The wife asked me what I want as a gift; I told her not to buy me anything since I joined STM as a present to myself.
Although, I think she bought me something anyway…because I got some text alerts from bank about large transactions, lol. (don’t tell her that though).
@timtetra – nice read!
Very cool … double congrats!
Some great quotes:
The Truth About Being A Dad, According To 10 Really Funny Famous Guys
Adapted from The Huffington Post
Comedians are known to tell it like it is, and their jokes on the topic of fatherhood are no exception. Leave it to these guys to hit the nail on the head when addressing life as a dad. (Oh and Happy Father’s Day!)
“There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.’” -– Jim Gaffigan
2. On bedtime:
"The bedtime routine for my kids is like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semi-circle of emotional support. And I’ve gotta read eight different books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness!" — Jerry Seinfeld
3. On potty time:
"A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company." — Bill Cosby
4. The truth:
"When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children." — Chris Rock
5. The truth truth…
“Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” — Ray Romano
6. On why it’s really beneficial to have kids:
"I learn things from my kids constantly. Most of their knowledge comes from Snapple caps." — Jimmy Kimmel
7. On yelling:
"My daughter said, ‘Why are you yelling at us?’ and I said, ‘I’m trying to discipline you!’ And then she looked up at me with her tear-stained eyes and said, ‘This is how you teach children, by making them cry?’ And it was such a clenching reminder — she won not only the argument, but she won life with that statement.” — Stephen Colbert
8. On love, kind of:
"I really love my kids for about six minutes a day." –Michael Ian Black
9. On how to make kids laugh… if you’re Paul Rudd:
“If I can walk around in my underwear and pull it up super high so it’s just gross looking and then try and be very serious with them. I like to do that … pretend to be very mad and have my underwear hiked up … really high.” — Paul Rudd
10. On the only thing you need to know:
"Having a kid is like falling in love for the first time when you’re 12, but every day." — Mike Myers
Haha, nice one cmdeal. Happy Father’s Day to my fellow fathers out there! Up early on STM, waiting for my wife & kids to get up and make me breakfast.
Happy fathers day lads
Happy Father’s Day!