I printed this in PennyWise years ago and was asked to repeat it again for Father’s Day.
Things My Daddy Says:

Go ask your Mother!

Be home early!

When I was your age…

Always say 'please' and 'thank you'

You call THAT a haircut?

Were you raised in a barn?

Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

Who do you think I am, the bank?

A little hard work never hurt anyone.

Get your elbows OFF the table!

I’ll tell you why: Because I said so. That’s why.

I’m not talking just to hear my own voice, you know.

You’re not leaving this house dressed like that!

Don’t make me come over there!

If wishes were fishes, we’d all have a fry.

I don’t care WHAT all the other kids are doing!

What part of 'NO' don’t you understand?

If I’ve old you once, I’ve told you a thousand times.

Turn off the lights if there is nobody in the room.

Don't make me stop this car!

If I catch you doing that one more time, I’ll…

As long as you try your hardest and do your best, that’s all that matters.

Don’t believe everything you hear.

Do you hear me talking to you?

Don’t you dare use that tone of voice with me!

What did I just tell you?

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

What are 'they' teaching you in school these days?

What, do you think I’m made of–money?

Hey is for horses.

Eat it–it’s good for you.

I don’t want you kids watching that junk on television. Now shut it off and read a book!

It’s called ‘babysitting’. Now you watch the little kids while we are gone!

I’m so very proud of you!

Happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s out there!



by Paula Vogelgesang

Paula Vogelgesang is the author of the monthly column "Pennywise", and is a monthly contributor to the Farm And Livestock Directory.

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