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appy to share their wit and wisdom - especially their wit. It’s amazing how most of a dad’s jokes are funnier to an 8 year old than to other parents. Example dad joke - Q: ‘Why is this cake more expensive?’ A: “That’s Madeira cake”. Kids love this stuff.


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as chasing spiders out of the house, putting together “no assembly required” toys, and applying sticking plasters on non-existent cuts and scrapes.


repared to learn new skills, such as finding out where to get the rest of the lyrics of their daughters’ latest favourite song so they don’t just keep singing the same two lines over and over again.


A P


eace makers extraordinaire – we could give the UN lessons in conflict resolution.


esterday’s men. We’re comfortable with the fact that all modern chart music sounds the same and is not a patch on what we grew up listening to and we’re more than happy to explain that view to anyone who will listen.


P Y


irst one up in the morning to make sure the heating has switched on as daddies don’t care about cold feet.


lways there to help out with last minute requests to build rockets, make cardboard animals, or to complete word searches for school homework.


F A


he only one in the house without matching shoes for every outfit, or a turn at holding the TV remote control.


appy to put themselves permanently in traction in a vain attempt to lift up all of their children at the same time.


T H


made MAY / JUNE 2014 ble to deal with “dad stuff” such


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asy to wrap around your little finger, a fact my kids worked out very early in life.


eady to pass down life lessons through the generations, like which football team to support, how to write “boobies” on a calculator, and when not to ask their mummy any more silly questions.


E R


ympathetic to all tales of woe, such as “it’s not fair”, “that’s my toy” or “she sat on my head”.


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nxious for their future. We live every experience good or bad with our kids and hope they succeed but stand ready to catch them if they fall.


kids helps keep us young. Being silly and laughing with them is the best tonic against growing old ever invented.


D A Y


Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere


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By the Triplet Dad


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