How Many of These Do You Remember Your Dad Saying?

How many of these do you remember your Dad saying?  How many do YOU catch yourself saying to YOUR child?

  • Don’t ask me, ask your mother.
  • You didn’t beat me, I let you win.
  • Don’t worry.  It’s only blood.
  • Now you listen to ME, Buster.
  • A little dirt never hurt anyone—just wipe it off.
  • I told you, keep your eye on the ball.
  • If you forget, you’ll be grounded till the end of the world.
  • You call that a haircut?
  • This will hurt me a lot more that it hurts you.
  • Turn off those lights.  Do you think I am made of money?
  • Don’t give me any of your lip, young lady.
  • You call that noise “music”?
  • We’re not lost.  I’m just not sure where we are.
  • Shake it off.  It’s only pain.
  • When I was your age, I treated MY father with respect.
  • As long as you live under my roof, you’ll live by my rules.
  • I’ll tell you why.  Because I said so.  That’s why.
  • So you think you’re smart, do you?
  • What’s so funny?  Wipe that smile off your face.
  • I’m not sleeping, I was watching that channel.
  • I’m not just talking to hear my own voice!
  • Don’t forget to check your oil ___________________________________________________________________
  • When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
  • But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.


  • The Best Thing a father can do for his children is to Love their mother – John  Wooden
  • “ A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • “It’s a wise father that knows his own child” – William Shakespeare

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