Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep. 3.26) : Celebrating Father’s Day and our favorite “daddisms” with Steve Graves

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Happy Father’s Day to our dads!

Father’s Day wasn’t officially recognized as a national holiday until 1972. And almost fifty years later, we’re still thankful for the opportunity to celebrate all the dads in our lives and what they mean to our families. 

As we think fondly of our dads this weekend, let’s not miss the opportunity to acknowledge the universal “daddisms” that make them who they are. 

For instance, when they say things like:

  • “Don’t spend it all in one place” (after giving you virtually no money at all).
  • “I’m not sleeping, I’m just resting my eyes.”
  • “When I was your age . . .”
  • “Don’t pay someone to fix that when I can do it.” 
  • “Were you raised in a barn?”
  • “They don’t make them like they used to.” 

And then there’s the little things they do like driving endlessly around parking lots in search of the“perfect” spot, or insisting we have a little cash before getting on an airplane (as if cash will be our primary concern if the plane runs into trouble).

It’s the small things that make us big fans of the dads in our lives. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a dad who loves the Lord and has led your family well spiritually, then you’re doubly blessed.

Today, Steve Graves chats with my husband and me about crucial conversations every dad needs to have with their sons.

I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend, and be sure to share these podcasts with the men in your life. 

In this with you,

Cynthia Yanof

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