You know, it wasn’t too long ago that I was a teenager and believed that I knew everything, and my parents (father, specifically) knew nothing at all. He told me back then that one day I would realize that he knows what he’s talking about because he’s been through it all before. At the time, I kinda shrugged it off like “Sure dad, whatever you say.” Since then, I’ve become older and wiser, and realized that… Well yeah, he was right.
I can remember a lot of the things my dad has taught me over the years. Being a mechanic, he’s taught me a lot about working on cars, and is always there to pick up the tools I throw across the shop in frustration, bring them over, and show me how to do it right.
It seems like dads always know little tricks and shortcuts that’ll help you do what you need to do more quickly or easily, or both. A prime example is THIS dad, who doesn’t believe in blowing out the candles on a birthday cake. Why? Well… let’s let him explain:
“Happy birthday. To ME. Alright?”
You know what that really reminds me of?
Dad can teach you how to do your first skateboard trick:
Dad can help you open a jar, even when you’re in the middle of shooting Master Chef Brazil:
Dad can teach you how to split wood more efficiently to keep your cabin in the woods warm:
Dad always knows the best ways to get under mom’s skin:
Dad will be there to effortlessly catch the foul ball heading straight for him with his daughter in his lap:
And one thing we all know for sure is that Dad will never run out of… Dad Jokes.
— Ken Elrick II (@DrPatchbeard) June 19, 2016
So in the spirit of that, what’s your best Dad Joke? Leave it in the comments!