A fa­ther’s role in fam­ily pol­i­tics

Zululand Observer - Monday - - OPINION -

A fa­ther is a banker pro­vided by na­ture (French proverb)

‘If men had to have ba­bies, they would only ever have one each’ - Diana, Princess of Wales

‘By the time a man re­alises that maybe his fa­ther was right, he usu­ally has a son who thinks he’s wrong’ - Charles Wadsworth

‘My mother pro­tected me from the world and my fa­ther threat­ened me with it’ - Quentin Crisp

‘I gave my fa­ther $100 and said, ‘Buy your­self some­thing that will make your life eas­ier.’ … so he went out and bought a present for my mother’ - Rita Rud­ner

‘I’ve been to all 50 states, and trav­elled this whole coun­try, and 90 per­cent of the peo­ple are good folks; the rest of them take af­ter the other side of the fam­ily’ - Jeff Fox­wor­thy

‘I was born when my dad was 50; it’s weird grow­ing up with a dad who is much older than you… we’d go to the movies and we’re both get­ting dis­counts’ - Gary Gul­man

‘We won­dered why, when a child laughed, he be­longed to daddy, and when he had a sag­ging di­a­per that smelled like a land­fill he wants his mother’ - Erma Bombeck

You can tell what was the best year of your fa­ther’s life, be­cause they seem to freeze that cloth­ing style and ride it out

When you’re young, you think your dad is Su­per­man. Then you grow up, and you re­alise he’s just a reg­u­lar guy who wears a cape

My daugh­ter got me a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug. So we know she’s sar­cas­tic.

Even though I’m proud my dad in­vented the rearview mir­ror, we’re not as close as we ap­pear

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