Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day Wish List

Sunday is Father's Day. This means that philandering nogoodnik Tiger Woods will be playing the US Open Golf Championship and I will be eating my weight in fatty southern delights.

It also means it is time to celebrate Dad's. That is a big time for us Dad bloggers. I guess it is our moment in the sun.

Dad's influence their children in so many ways. They teach us the lessons of life, right from wrong, and why you should never pee into the wind. My Dad certainly taught me a lot of important things, but he did more than that. He also shaped my interests. He helped me grow to love baseball by coaching me for many years. He influenced me to love animals because he raised more critters than the St. Louis Zoo. Those shared interests carry on to this Day.

This year on Father's Day I thought I would make a list of things that I hope I can influence Braden to enjoy or participate in. Of course I want him to be a Hog fan, a Cardinal fan, a hunter, and a fisherman. Those are all the big building blocks of who he will become. Today I would rather talk about some little things. After all you need the little things to be the cement that holds those big blocks together. One could never truly build a personality or true character without the cement. 

Without further ado here is my wish list of things I hope Braden will pick up from his old man.
  1. Dislike of anything related to the Texas Longhorns
  2. The love of French Onion dip
  3. The ability to recite The Streak by Ray Stephens
  4. How to properly eat Buffalo Wings
  5. The proper way to accuse a video game of cheating
  6. Love of War movies and Clint Eastwood
  7. The appreciation for a well dressed hot dog like a Chicago Style Dog
  8. When to properly quote Caddyshack
  9. How to tie a square knot with his teeth
  10. The desire for grilling perfection
Happy Father's Day to my Dad and all the other Great Dads out there.


BellaDaddy said...

Happy Fathers Day, my friend.

PJ Mullen said...

#7 should be SO much higher :)

I hope you have a great Father's Day.

Otter Thomas said...

@PJ: There is no order. I just type them as they enter my brain. I just like a orderly numbered list. I guess the numbers are confusing.

Brian Miller said...

ha. the streak...had not thought of that in a while. funny was just thinking about you this morning and was going to pop over to tell you happy fathers day! hope you get everything on that list. smiles.

Brandy said...

Those are skills that very man should know

Melisa with one S said...

Yes, I'm with PJ on the Chicago dog. #1, please! haha

I love this list. Happy Father's Day!

WeaselMomma said...

Sounds like a great plan.
Happy Father's Day.

Que said...

I'm thinking the properly quoting of Caddy Shack should be much higher on the list. But at least it made the list!

SurprisedMom said...

Happy Father's Day my friend! I hope it's a great one for you!

French onion dip . . .yummmmm!
I'm glad you included the Chicago Style hot dog on your list. I had a friend when she moved here from her home state said she couldn't believe how we dressed our hot dogs. She said it was like dumping a salad on a hot dog. I think I'll go get one now.

Again, Happy Father's Day!

KWG said...

I love them all, but will take 3, 8 and 10.

Happy Father's Day!

I peed into the wind in college, but that's another story for another time.


Rob said...

Happy Father's Day to you. Also, I think being able to recite Beverly Hills Cop and Animal House would be a huge plus.

Whit said...

Happy (belated) Father's Day to you as well.

#1 is the main reason I was glad the Pac-10 didn't become the Pac-16. Screw the Longhorns.