Father's Day Dad-isms
Strength, stern disciplinarian, sage advice. We must be talking about Dad. Dad always has those wise sayings and quotes. He has words of wisdom, things that teach you about life, values, and family. You know, the ones that contained a hidden message or pushed you to succeed at a difficult task, or towards a higher level of performance at something. And, don’t forget the subtle and not so subtle guidance and direction his words offer. We call these words of wisdom “Dadisms”. And, we are sharing them here. Certainly, they will bring back fond memories of Dad.
Here is our list of those favorite sayings:
If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
Because I said so, that’s why!
Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.
Just because I love you doesn’t mean I have to like everything you do. – – Kelly Barrow
Because I’m the Dad, that’s why!
Go ask your mother!
I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!
I’m a dad, I know everything.
The sooner you learn to stand on your own two feet, the better off you’ll be.
That’s just the way life is, son.
You make a better door than a window!
Were you born in a Barn?
Do you think money grows on trees? – Michael, North Liberty, IA
I haven’t developed gray hairs for nothing! – -Kalrav Buch, Canton, Michigan
You are too young to understand this. – – Kalrav Buch, Canton, Michigan
Dad-isms bring back memories of our childhood.
My dad would always try to get me to eat my dinner by saying “It’ll put hair on your chest.” I never understood this because I was a little girl. – – Jamie King–Moreno Valley, CA
When I asked dad where I could find a helping hand, he said, ” At the end of your own arm”. – – Rev,M.R. .Toy, Kittanning Penna,
You ain’t too old for your “wants” to hurt you. Would always hear this when we would say — I want …… – – Terri Stewart, Texas
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
“Be sure you leave things better than you found them.” – – Jim Parr, Fort Worth, Tx
“If you don’t have time to do it right, how on earth will you ever find time to do it over.” from my dad… Tom Welsh and Susan Welsh, Naples, Fl.
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