Fathers Then and Now . . .
Fathers of 1909 didn't have it nearly as good as fathers of today;
but they did have a few advantages:
Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.
Today, it's the size of his minivan.
Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that's just the vacation home.
Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is in the video camera.
Today, kids wouldn't touch Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.
Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR.
Today, fathers pine for old country Hank Williams.
If he tries that today, he gets sent outside after a lecture on lip cancer.
Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: "Wake up, it's time for hockey practice."
Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge."
Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and shout, "WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE.."
Today, a father spends $800 at Toys 'R' Us, and the kid screams: "I wanted Sega!"
Today, it's Special K, soy milk, dry toast and a lecture on cholesterol.
Today, he'll get a digital organizer.
Today, they say, "Welcome to the money pit."
Today, "a good day at the market" means Dad got in early on an IPO.
Today, a happy meal is what Dad buys at McDonald's.
Today, a father's involved only if he coaches Little League and organizes Boy Scouts and car pools.
Today, kids glance up and grunt, "Dad, you're invading my space."
Today, fathers break the ice by saying, "So...how long have you had that earring?"
Today, fathers pine for the old school, which means Dr J and Mickey Mantle.
In 2009, fathers are never truly appreciated.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]
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