Thanks For The Daddying
by Gina Valley
In honor of all of you who do the daddying here are some words of wisdom from both those who are wise and those who are wise-cracking.
Happy Fathers’ Day!
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope – Bill Cosby
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected – Red Buttons
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get – Tim Russert
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it – Clarence B. Kelland
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong – Charles Wadsworth
Mom and Dad say I should make my life an example of the principles I believe in. But every time I do, they tell me to stop it – Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother – Henry Ward Beecher
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society – Billy Graham
When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed. – Lou Brock quotes
I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did – Jeff Foxworthy
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough – Wilhelm Busch
A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be – Carol Coats
When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, ‘Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?’ He answered, ‘If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.’ – Jerry Lewis
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
To her the name of father was another name for love – Fanny Fern
Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad – Anne Geddes
The only way for a father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station – Bill Cosby
My father was too cheap to take me to the big downtown aquarium. This cheap bastard, he would just take me to the fish market. ‘Look, Tony, there’s the halibut. Shhh, they sleep in piles.’ I’m like, ‘Dad, they’re breaded.’ ‘That’s their blankie.’ – Tony Camin
I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started – Bartrand Hubbard
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me – Jim Valvano
Turn off that light – Every dad. Every day.
Guns don’t kill people. Dads with pretty daughters kill people. – Unknown
In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons. Today, kids wouldn’t touch Dad’s clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle. – Unknown
If you think about it, Adam had more trouble than any of the rest of us buying his Father a gift for Father’s Day. I mean, what do you get somebody who’s Everything?- Unknown
Happy Fathers’ Day to all you who do the Daddying!!!
Laugh Out Loud!
What’s your favorite father quote? What’s that phrase your dad always said that made your eyes roll? Shoot me a comment – I look forward to hearing all about it!