If anyone has ever questioned the dad cred of Reddit user HenhouseProwler’s father, this single photo should be enough to change their mind forever.
Just out of frame is probably a mountain of old, leather phone holsters, too.
Few things make a dad more proud than building something himself that, otherwise, would have cost him an arm and a leg at the store. Of course, when it comes to serious recreation/friggin’ ninja gear, maybe seek some outside advice.
Don’t get me wrong; the mechanics appear to be top notch. It’s the foresight and execution that need a little work.
Oh well. At least you saved those few extra bucks, right?
When your father is Marcelo Vieira, professional football (soccer) player for one of the most prominent clubs in the world, it’s only natural that you’d want to follow in his footsteps.
Fortunately for 8-year-old Enzo, dad and the rest of the team are more than happy to let him spend time in the locker room, honing skills and making memories he’ll never forget.
When your kid wants to do a puzzle…
“My son had his 10th birthday party yesterday and he ended up with a whopping $50 in cash and gift cards, making him basically a millionaire. After adding up his bounty, he immediately asked for me to take him to the store so he could buy a video game.
Naturally I did the fatherly thing and suggested he save the money for future things: college, family, retirement… I told him that when I was his age I remember blowing all my birthday money on a copy of Street Fighter 2 for Sega Genesis. I played that game like crazy for a few months. Then it got old, and I moved on. Had I invested that money in say… Microsoft, I’d probably be able to afford name brand work polos that don’t fit like a poncho.
He gave me an epic eye roll as though I’d suggested he light the money on fire.
I just want Tristan to be a rock star father, and the next CEO of a fortune 500 company.
Or an astronaut.
Or the president of the United States.
Or all three.
Is that too much to ask?
Last week, he scored two goals in his pewee soccer game, and he once made a robot out of Post-It notes.
Obviously the boy has huge, massive, potential. A good savings account, along with some wise investments, could set him up for major success.
I say this like I have a savings account.
Not surprisingly, we ended up here, before the video game case, just after dinner, looking for some Pokémon game that I can’t pronounce or spell probably.
I looked at his face as we shopped, and I thought about how I did the same thing a million times as a child. There’s something so gratifying about getting a little money and then blowing it on something stupid at the store. And although I really wanted him to save the money. Although I wanted him to make the adult decision, I totally understood why he was at the store, tapping his toes excitedly before the video game case.
Because the fact is, as much as teaching my son to save his money is part of my job as a father, blowing your birthday money is equally a huge part of being a little boy.
This was his time to shine.
We bought the game. He opened it in the car, and told me all about how cool it was. And the moment we got home I pulled the ultimate fatherly move by making him clean his room before he could play his new game.”
– Clint Edwards, Author of “I’m Sorry…Love Your Husband.
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Bedroom doors are about to be barricaded. Furniture is about to get sticky. Kitchen trash cans are about to overflow with the past year of schoolwork. Summer break is upon us. Celebrate the last day of your kids’ school year with these 10 hilarious tweets from parents who are now counting down the days until August.
“Another Brick In The Wall” will also produce these results.
I continued my annual tradition of playing “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper for my kids on their last day of school & they continued their daily tradition of silently resenting me & my music choices while feigning smiles.
— Andy H. (@AndyAsAdjective) May 23, 2018
Dad Trolling: Level 1000.
When your dad picks you up the last day of school in a romper pic.twitter.com/f2neBx9E1W
— Bottlerocket (@bottlerocket) June 23, 2017
You’re never gonna dance again. Well, at least until the first day of school this fall.
The bus driver slowly pulls away on the last day of school as I softly sing “Careless Whisper” complete with sax solo.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) June 23, 2017
Thanks, please send them home with a bag of glitter next year.
Opens my preschooler’s backpack on the last day of school and sees the recorder.
Well played, teachers. Well played.
— Danielle Herzog (@martinisandmini) June 21, 2017
Worth a try.
Parenting tip: If you forget to pick up your kid on the last day of school, the school has to watch him all summer. Those are the rules.
— beth, an alien (@bourgeoisalien) June 19, 2017
Schools sure love getting their money’s worth on printer ink.
I’m at my most SEAL Team Six when trying to sneak-throw out all the crap my kids brought home on the last day of school.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) June 15, 2017
My 6 year old emptying his backpack in the kitchen on the last day of school like pic.twitter.com/A2Upo1hre4
— Lurkin’ Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) June 1, 2016
Get ready to put some mileage on that iPad charger.
Yesterday was the last day of school. The kids have already completed the 56 activities I had planned to keep them busy the entire summer.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) May 29, 2015
Adapt. Evolve. Survive.
1st week of school: sandwich cut in a cute shape, sliced fruit, encouraging note.
Last week of school: handful of croutons wrapped in foil.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) May 21, 2015
Go ahead. Phone it in. You’ve deserved it.
It’s the last week of school, so I’ll be dressing my kid in floor outfits and packing him things like raw blocks of ramen noodles for lunch.
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) June 20, 2017
During this year’s NBA Dunk Contest, Larry Nance Jr. of the Cleveland Caveliers donned a retro Phoenix Suns jersey with his father’s number and performed a near perfect reproduction of Larry Nance Sr.’s epic windmill dunk for 1984.
Nance Sr. was in attendence for the competition and could be seen looking proud as hell.
“Those are moments that I don’t know if any father or son has ever had,” Nance Jr. said after the contest. “To me, that’s the coolest part of it all. I’m already having several pictures blown up to be framed.”
Additionally, despite Nance Sr.’s number being retired in Cleveland, Nance Jr. was recently given special permission by the Cavs to wear 22—the number father and son have shared throughout their mutually impressive careers.