Dad Through the Decades

Charles Mail

An article printed in a Dutch magazine reflects the transition most of us have gone through in our assessment of father:

4 years: My daddy can do anything.

7 years: My dad knows a lot, a whole lot!

8 years: Dad doesn’t know quite everything.

12 years: Dad just doesn’t understand.

14 years: Dad? Hopelessly old-fashioned!

21 years: My dad is truly out of date. But what would you expect?

25 years: He comes up with a good idea now and then.

30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.

35 years: Wait, I want to get Dad’s input first.

50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?

60 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.