thought on fathers

@deebomb (15323)
United States
June 12, 2007 12:08pm CST
This was sent to me and I thought it was worth sharing sincefathers day is so close June 17th What do you think Is this the way we haveviewed Dad? THE FATHERHOOD CYCLE 4 years: "My Daddy can do anything." 7 years: "My Dad knows a lot, a whole lot." 12 years: "Oh, well - naturally - Father doesn't know that either." 14 years: "Father? Hopelessly old-fashioned." 21 years: "Oh, that man is so out-of-date. What did you expect?" 25 years: "He knows a little bit about it - but not much." 30 years: "Maybe we ought to find out what Dad thinks." 35 years: "Let's ask Dad what he would do before we make a decision." 40 years: "I wonder what Dad would have thought about that? He was pretty smart." 50 years: "My Dad knew absolutely everything." 60 years: "I'd give anything if Dad were here so I could talk this over with him. I really miss him."
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I always thought that my Dad was the greatest dad ever. I didn't always agree with him, but he did have valid reasons for thinking the way he did.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Yes We can love someone and not agree with them.
• India
15 Jun 07
thts a great thing to read yes we do think like tht sometimes. when people are around we dont get time to even say hi, but when it is too late we think of them and brood.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Our perspective really chanese as we get older andmore maruer.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I've read this one before, and it always amazes me how it's pretty much true about how our thought processes change as we age. My Dad's been gone for 10 years now, and at almost 60, I find myself saying a lot of times 'I'd give anything if Dad was here so I could talk it over with him, I really miss him.' Thanks for sharing this, it made my day, and I had some good Dad memories after reading it:-)
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I'm glad that this made your day. This is the time for us who have lost our dads to remember the good things that they did for us. Mine has been gone for a number of years too.