Father’s Day is Everyday of the Year

Happy Father’s Day to all Dads and wanna-be dads and caregivers, including mothers who also assume a dual role  in children’s lives. Even though it is after Father’s Day, some light humor can always make you smile, and we can all use at least a small dose of good humor, especially when the kids gave you yet another tie, some socks or underwear….again. Are they sending you a message? Just what you wanted, right? Maybe you did need these things, too.

But because you love your family and friends, you very graciously appear so very delighted for their thoughtfulness once again this year. The good thing about this year, as with all others, you know that it is all given out of love and appreciation for you.  Of course, the very best gifts are those that are home or handmade, like the precious cards that little ones make at school. Adorable. Love those stick figures showing you with a huge head and pencil neck and legs. Precious, indeed! You smiling yet?

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Here is a bit of humor to share with the kids:

  • What did the coffee report to the police? A mugging.
  • What did the fish say when it hit the wall? Dam.
  • What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.
  • When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent.
  • Can February March? No, but April May.
  • Did you hear about the circus fire? It was in tents.
  • I used to hate facial hair, but then it grew on me.
  • What do clouds wear? Thunderwear.
  • How do you get a good price for a sled? You have toboggan.
  • Where do young trees go to learn? Elementree school.
  • Mountains aren’t just funny. They’re hill areas.
  • What do you call a belt made of watches? A waist of time.
  • Where do math teachers go on vacation? Times Square.
  • What does garlic do when it gets hot? It takes its cloves off.
  • What happens when a strawberry gets run over crossing the street? Traffic jam.
  • If a child refuses to sleep during nap time, are they guilty of resisting a rest?
  • Why can’t you hear a psychiatrist using the bathroom? Because the ‘P’ is silent.
  • I used to be a personal trainer. Then I gave my too weak notice.
  • Did you hear about the guy who invented the knock-knock joke? He won the ‘no-bell’ prize.
  • I used to be addicted to soap, but I’m clean now.
  • Shout out to my fingers. I can count on all of them.

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Here are a few quotes to get you ready to face the day ahead

  • Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life
  • Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.
  • When you arise in the morning, think of what an incredible privilege it is to be alive–to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
  • Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
  • Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
  • Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll spend all day looking for it.
  • Do and act on what you believe to be right, and you’ll wake up the next morning feeling good about yourself.
  • No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.
  • I like my coffee black and my mornings bright.
  • Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can tell you what kind of day you’re going to have.
  • Life laughs at you when you are unhappy. Life smiles at you when you are happy. But, life salutes you when you make others happy.

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Kids say the darnedest things

  • 7 year old: Do women get their periods on weekends too? Mom: Yes. 7 year old mutters: Jesus Christ!
  • 7 year old: “Mom, what’s a humanitarian?” 6 year old says, “I got this, Mom. It’s like a vegetarian, but they eat humans.”
  • Dad says,”come on, you guys are LATE!!” 11 year old: “you should have started yelling at us earlier!”
  • A 3 year old told his grandmother that he wasn’t in an old picture because he was still swimming in his daddy’s balls.
  • Me: “you isn’t even notice my hair” Philip: “I’m not married to you….not my job!”
  • 4 year old: “what happens if your phone goes in the potty?” Me: Why? 4 year old:” Never mind!”
  • Daughter, 5 years old: “I’m not cheating. I’m only helping myself win.”

 

Live, love, laugh, and never sweat the small stuff, but never forget the little things. They mean a lot. Hug your children and tell them that they are loved, just because and always. Tell your partner or spouse how much they are appreciated, while understanding that they are individuals, though united, with unique qualities and needs. Once again, don’t ever forget the small stuff. Talk, don’t yell. Listen, and do it for understanding. Above all else, don’t be selfish or self-less either. Take the time to care for yourself, because you can’t expect to fully love or receive love until you can openly love and take care of yourself.

Father, mother, friend or family, be kind, be compassionate, be respectful, to yourself and others, and most of all live life in the mindset of openness that motivates you to be in a perpetual pursuit of truth. If you can’t help, don’t hurt! Live, love and laugh! Remember that Father’s Day is not just for fathers and it is not just one day a year. Father’s Day is everyday!

{Feel free to add your special ‘family’ moments in the comments!}

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