I Wish I Could Talk To My Dad
Fatherhood and Parenting
When I was:
Four years old: My daddy can do anything.
Five years old: My daddy knows a whole lot.
Six ears old: My dad is smarter than your dad.
Eight years old: My dad doesn't know everything.
Ten years old: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things sure were
Twelve years old: Oh well, naturally, Dad doesn't know anything about that.
He is too old to remember his childhood.
Fourteen years old: Don't pay any attention to my dad. He is so
Twenty-one years old: Him? My Lord, he's hopelessly out of date.
Twenty-five years old: Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he's
been around so long.
Thirty-five years old: Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all,
he's had a lot of experience.
Forty years old: I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise.
Fifty years old: I would give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk
this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was. I could
have learned a lot from him.
* A Canadian farming newspaper