Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers' Day Gifts

Dads: you must save the Fathers' Day gifts.
Dear Daughter & Dear Son,

I saved all those handmade gifts you gave me. They are adorable. I treasure them. Kudos to your teachers for fostering the arts and for helping provide evidence that you once thought I was "#1" and "the best."

And now that you are teens and have a tendency to loathe me at times, these have become even more precious. I am going to start using them for guilt purposes. Next time you stomp away to your room in a huff or ignore me, I might just hang one of these on your door or put it under your dinner plate.

Have a nice day.



Core Contrarian said...

Happy Fathers Day!

Laoch of Chicago said...

: )

Nicole said...

Nothing beats sentiment as a tool to guilt teens. In say again, where's your parenting book? Happy Father's Day, dbs. Hope you're the happiest of fathers.

Oilfield Trash said...

I agree with you.

Happy Fathers Day.

Windsmoke. said...

Absolutely true :-).

Anonymous said...

Ha! Precious post.

I have some stuff like that as well, stored in a big bin I keep in the corner of my bedroom. Excellent blackmail booty as well . . .

Happy Father's Day!

Alittlesprite said...

Hehe.. evil.....

Happy Fathers Day. :)

Ours isn't until September

Antares Cryptos said...

Happy father's day.

They'll appreciate you again, when the hormone dust settles.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey, if you really want to embarrass your teenagers, be like that Dad who dressed up in a different outrageous costume every day for a year to greet his kid coming home on the school bus -- see his blog

Pickleope said...

Ha! That's great! Definitely keep the presents from the kids. Aside from being great torture material, the kids will enjoy seeing them again once they cross that 30 age threshold. Great post.

Alistair said...

Nice one - Evil Dad The Blackmailer.

Justice prevails and all is well in the world. lol

karensomethingorother said...

homemade paper ties ROCK!

Mrs. Tuna said...

They only feel guilty for about 15 minutes and then they move on. Then you lie awake at night replaying the witty comments you should have said.

dbs said...

@CC Thanks.
@LoC :)
@Nicole I am a happy father. Thank you.
@OT Thanks.
@Windsmoke Thanks.
@tysdaddy It will become handy.
@sprite When's mothers' day then?
@AC "hormone dust" = hilarious. And yes, still mired in DIY (but no plumbing). Soon I'll be come a faithful blogger again. *sighs*
@DSWS You always supply me with great links. Thanks.
@Pickleope 30? Sounds about right.
@Alistair Just another pathetic attempt to stay one step ahead.
@karen Paper? Scissors?
@MrsT So absolutely true.

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