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Fatherhood

120+ of Fatherhood

In 1900, fathers prayed their children would English. Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.

In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family’s head, he was a success. Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4- garage. And that’s just the vacation home.

In 1900, a father waited for the to tell him when the baby arrived. Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure a new tape is in the video camera.

In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons. Today, kids wouldn’t touch ’s clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.

In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to them how to work the computer and set the DVR.

In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, “Wake up, it’s time for .” Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: “Wake up, it’s time for hockey !”

In 1900, a father gave a pencil box for Christmas, and the child was all smiles. Today, a father spends $800 at Toys ‘R’ Us, and the kid says, “But I wanted an X-box!”

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: “Jimmy’s at baseball, Cindy’s at gymnastics, I’m at gym, Pizza in the fridge.”

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