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Why Do We Always Want Something Better For Our Children Than What We Had For Ourselves?
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"We saved all your old diapers."
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"Actually, Tommy, we're just about full-blooded management, except for your grandfather on your mom's side, who was one-quarter labor."
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"Your father cut quite a figure jumping the fence into our yard that moonlit night. I never saw him again."
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What'r We Doing Today, Daddy?
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"If you don't have anything profound to say, don't say anything at all."
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An executioner practices beheading with his son on a tee-ball.
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"I'm 65, Mom - I'll play my Blondie records as loud as I want!"
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"It seems as if I forgot history and I'm doomed to repeat it."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, daughter, daughters, father, fathers, dad, dads, fatherhood, fathering, son, sons, kid, kids, child, children, childhood, family, families, report card, report cards, grades, grade, mark, marks, progress report, progress reports, history is doomed to repeat itself, those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it
"Those are my parents. Aren't they terrific?"
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"You're six years old Jason. When I was your age I was eight?"
"We were shopping nearby, so I brought Andrew over to see you in action."
Tags:bring your kid to work day, bring your child to work day, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, father, fathers, dad, dads, fatherhood, fathering, son, sons, kid, kids, child, children, childhood, family, families, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, mothering
"Someday, son, all this will be yours."
The last family vacation
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A salesman father waves to his son at the maternity ward.
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"Your sister got another promotion."
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"They're all trophies for trying."
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"Trust me, son, if there was a monster under your bed I would have claimed it as a dependent by now."
"First it was no football, now it's no money. I don't think they know what they're doing."
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"But, darling, many very successful young revolutionaries – our own Thomas Jefferson among them – dressed for dinner."
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"We're really bonding now, aren't we, Dad?"
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"The prince, …. what's his back story?"
"Everyone wants to known what Jesus would do. No one ever asks how Jesus is feeling about his complicated relationship with his father."
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'Dad, can you teach me to swim?' 'Well, I'm not much of a swimmer, but I can teach you to tread water. I do that every day at work.'