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pandahoneybee
06-17-2010, 08:04 AM
I just wanted to post a couple of great quotes that I found that I wanted to share with all the great dads on this site! You all are a great inspiration to your kids, family and to me! I hope that all of you have a great Father's Day! Here are a couple of my favorites;)

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

"When I was a buy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
- Mark Twain

Shoe
06-17-2010, 08:29 AM
I just wanted to post a couple of great quotes that I found that I wanted to share with all the great dads on this site! You all are a great inspiration to your kids, family and to me! I hope that all of you have a great Father's Day! Here are a couple of my favorites;)

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

"When I was a buy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
- Mark Twain




Thanks for the best wishes, Michelle! I love that Mark Twain quote-it's certainly how I felt about my father at those ages...and probably how my kids are starting to think about me :(

pandahoneybee
06-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the best wishes, Michelle! I love that Mark Twain quote-it's certainly how I felt about my father at those ages...and probably how my kids are starting to think about me :(

yea I laughed when I saw it;) Have a Great Day you deserve it!

Snoopy
06-17-2010, 08:57 PM
Happy early Fathers' Day to our homeschooling dads! Hooray for homeschooling dads! Beth and I were talking today about how nice it is to have you guys on board here and hear your perspective and advice!

I don't really have a quote, but here is a poem about Stepfathers that I send to my husband every year on Father's Day. Unfortunately, I don't know the author.

NOT HER FATHER

Hey, it's really not "your day."

I just don't know what else to say

Because, you see, you're just a "step,"

You're not her dad -- you're just a "rep,"

A stand-in really, rest assured

You're only there to be endured.

Oh! Unless she needs a ride,

Or someone there to take her side,

And please have money you can lend;

'Cause that's when you will have a friend.

She's NOT your daughter, though, be clear;

You're not her dad, just someone here.

There's really lots for you to do;

And you get all the "good jobs," too;

You get to worry when she's late,

Pick her up from her late date,

Comfort her when she's in tears,

And try to calm her teenage fears.

And you will get to love her, too,

Even though she won't love you.

You'll get to care for her each day,

And see my daughter doesn't stray

From rules that you will get to make --

She won't admit they're for her sake!

She thinks stepdads just aren't "fun,"

You're just as boring as her mom.

You're only there (you must concede)

To see that she's got all she needs!

Father's Day? Nah, she won't bother

Thanking you -- you're not her father!

So let me do it in her stead,

As I have done since we were wed.

Thanks for all the things you do,

And all you are -- I love you, too.

Happy Father's Day.

Shoe
06-17-2010, 09:08 PM
Happy early Fathers' Day to our homeschooling dads! Hooray for homeschooling dads! Beth and I were talking today about how nice it is to have you guys on board here and hear your perspective and advice!

I don't really have a quote, but here is a poem about Stepfathers that I send to my husband every year on Father's Day. Unfortunately, I don't know the author.

NOT HER FATHER

Hey, it's really not "your day."

I just don't know what else to say

Because, you see, you're just a "step,"

You're not her dad -- you're just a "rep,"

A stand-in really, rest assured

You're only there to be endured.

Oh! Unless she needs a ride,

Or someone there to take her side,

And please have money you can lend;

'Cause that's when you will have a friend.

She's NOT your daughter, though, be clear;

You're not her dad, just someone here.

There's really lots for you to do;

And you get all the "good jobs," too;

You get to worry when she's late,

Pick her up from her late date,

Comfort her when she's in tears,

And try to calm her teenage fears.

And you will get to love her, too,

Even though she won't love you.

You'll get to care for her each day,

And see my daughter doesn't stray

From rules that you will get to make --

She won't admit they're for her sake!

She thinks stepdads just aren't "fun,"

You're just as boring as her mom.

You're only there (you must concede)

To see that she's got all she needs!

Father's Day? Nah, she won't bother

Thanking you -- you're not her father!

So let me do it in her stead,

As I have done since we were wed.

Thanks for all the things you do,

And all you are -- I love you, too.

Happy Father's Day.

I'm not a stepfather, nor do I have one, but I kind of relate to that sentiment in regards to my stepmother. I always say I have two mothers-the one that gave birth to me and the one that raised me (after my birth mother's death) . It's a sweet sentiment that poem expresses.

It appears that the poem was written by Lesley Stitt of Ontario, Canada and appeared in a Dear Abby column in June 2008 (http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/jun/15/dear-abby-wife-writes-poem-full-pep-honor-20080615/).

Snoopy
06-17-2010, 10:30 PM
It appears that the poem was written by Lesley Stitt of Ontario, Canada and appeared in a Dear Abby column in June 2008 (http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2008/jun/15/dear-abby-wife-writes-poem-full-pep-honor-20080615/). Ah, thanks, that's definitely where I would have seen it 'cause I read Dear Abby when I'm bored. Maybe I should have put that on the Confessions thread of the Teacher's Lounge, eh?