My Father When I Was . . .

My Father When I Was . . .

From A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

My Father When I Was . . .

4 years old:
My daddy can do anything.
5 years old:
My daddy knows a whole lot.
6 years old:
My dad is smarter than your dad.
8 years old:
My dad doesn't know exactly everything.
10 years old:
In the olden days when my dad grew up, things were sure different.
12 years old:
Oh, well, naturally, Father doesn't know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
14 years old:
Don't pay any attention to my father. He is so old-fashioned!
21 years old:
Him? My Lord, he's hopelessly out-of-date.
25 years old:
Dad knows a little bit about it, but then he should because he has been around so long.
30 years old:
Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he's had a lot of experience.
35 years old:
I'm not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
40 years old:
I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise and had a world of experience.
50 years old:
I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.

Ann Landers

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