While we’re growing up, we may be too young to fully appreciate what we learn on a daily basis from our fathers. Sometimes the lessons from dad might be about practical basics, such as how to set up a bank account or how to ride a bike or drive a car. At other times they may have been lighthearted, such as tips about how to wear the same shirt for two days in a row without anybody else realizing it or how to negotiate for the last cookie in the cookie jar.
Looking back, dad likely gave us some unexpected pointers that we find ourselves using to this day – lessons that we never saw coming and that probably bring a smile to our face whenever we practice them.
We hope you enjoy watching our video about some unexpected life lessons that some of us have learned from our dads:
Oh, those funny fathers.
Although we’re never sure when the moments will happen, we always seem to end up learning unexpected, and sometimes humorous, life lessons from dad over the course of our childhood. Perhaps it’s about how to shoot the perfect crumpled-up paper ball into a waste basket, or how to make the best meal from assorted leftovers. You just never know.
Watch this sneak preview to see some unexpected lessons, and be sure to check back tomorrow for the full video!
For the upcoming Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, why not think “outside of the box” by giving dad something other than a standard item like tie, cologne or tools? Instead of buying him something, why not take him somewhere? If you’re not sure where to take him, keep it fun, uncomplicated, nearby and inexpensive (since he probably wouldn’t expect an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii).
Here are some fun and affordable Father’s Day ideas:
You’ve probably heard the saying, “The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Whether he’s a gourmet chef or invariably burns the toast, we have yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love a good home-cooked meal.
Letting dad sleep-in this Father’s Day and cooking him something from the heart can be an easy win. Here are three Father’s Day recipes that children can help you make:
The distinguished statesmen from the 13 original colonies who conceived, shaped, hashed out, penned and convened to produce two of the greatest documents in history – the Declaration of Independence and subsequently the Constitution of the United States – had many different beliefs, personalities and agendas, which made the difficult task of creating a new nation even harder. In some ways, it’s a small miracle that the Constitution was written and agreed upon.
This Father’s Day, we pay homage to the men who created our country and to four of them in particular. So which of these four Founding Fathers might you be most like – Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton or George Washington? Take our Founding Fathers quiz to find out: