Friday, June 15, 2012

Dad Said...

With Father's Day right around the corner (2 days away, to be exact) I have decided that today's post will be totally focused on dads.  More specifically, your dads.

I posted on both Twitter, and Facebook this week a question for all my favorite peeps.

Here was my question...

Knowing I may use it in a blog post, what is 1 thing your dad said to you that you will never forget?

I had a mixed array of responses, which I was happy about.  I first would like to thank you all for the responses.  Oh, and watch for more questions in the future.

All responses will remain anonymous with the exception of 1.  With the approval of the owner of the response, I will let you all know where you can find the full story.  Also, all responses are written as you wrote them to me, I have not changed anything.  After I post yours, I will tell you mine.  Also, my comments will be in parentheses.

So, without further ado... A post by... YOU!

- When I was 16 he stumbled onto a note I had from school that had been passed back and forth between a few buddies and me.... the note was about a girl i was dating & our "adventures".  All my dad said was "don't go gettin' that girl pregnant."  It's seriously the one and only sex related discussion we ever had.  His one line and me quickly leaving the room.  (For the whole story, please click here.  Seriously, check this guy out... he rocks!)


- That he wouldn't be taking me out to dinner anymore cause I was 12 and couldn't get the child price anymore.  I was heart broken :(

- Wish it was a good memory but when I was 11 or 12 I asked him if he wanted a boy or girl.. his response "I didn't want you at all".

- I eloped my first marriage so at my second wedding my dad walked me down the aisle and while we waited in the hall he told me i looked beautiful, my dads not mushy so that was awesome to hear

- I sat on my Dad's lap and he said "Hey, you're getting pretty chunky," in all seriousness. (in her words... "I proceded to call him a man whore so its all good")

- By (I am assuming it is meant as in goodbye)

- My Dad always told me to pick my battles don't burn bridges you will need later.

- When me and my siblings would fight my dad would make us say "praise the lord" after every mean thing we'd say.  So if i told my sister that she was ugly, I had to say "your ugly... praise the lord" No joke here... Lol!  He also used to tell us when we were naughty... "thats it get in the car, we're going to the orphanage!"

- To work is to be proud.  My grandpa said if your not crashing your not learning.  And a wise old man I knew once told me to learn from the mistakes other people make.  You will never live long enough to make them all yourself.

- "Pray about it." After many teenage sobfests to my mother, my mom would say, "Well, what do YOU think?" to my dad.  He'd glance up from the book he was reading and say, "Pray about it," casually, as if that was the only answer possible.

- "If you are going to do something, do it right the first time." I now say that to my kids. :)

- My dad once told me that I ride my Atv like my hair is on fire.  And he also said he would rather drive his own car than be a passenger in mine, unless it was somewhere close.

- When my wife was pregnant my dad said "if its a boy you have to keep your eye on him.  If its a girl you have to keep an eye on all the other boys."

- My dad always told me if I find one that swallows marry her  (I sometimes wonder where I find my friends... Haha)

- My dad didn't say this, but my uncle with whom I was very close to told me that I could do the worst thing in the world and he would still love me.  That really meant the world to me because I really looked up to him!

Now I guess it is my turn.  I remember as a child my dad telling us that he was gonna put 2 of his kids up for adoption... when we asked who, he said it was the 2 named I Don't Know and Not Me.  He was tired of them causing all the mischief.

My favorite line from my dad, and I will NEVER forget this... "No matter what happens... you always come home."  This is me getting all mushy...

I want to thank you all again for your participation.  You all truly do Rock, and I love all of you Monkey Manics.

Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing daddy's out there, you all deserve the best, not just on Father's Day, but every day!


  1. Awesome post and a good tribute to dads everywhere! Thanks for including me!


    1. It turned out pretty good. Thank you for including yourself. :)

  2. Wow...a laugh a minute read this one!!! Fantastico!
    Unfortunately my dad is mute, so has never uttered anything worthwhile as far as I know...
    Only kidding!
    The thing is, I have sat here now for five long minutes trying to remember something he' said that made an impression and the only thing I can come up with is 'I love you' will have to do. My dad loves me...and I'm pretty happy about that :)

    1. I am so happy for you. Having a dad that loves you is a great thing. Glad you enjoyed the read. :)