The young boy said in awed tones, “Is it a bird? Is it a plane?… No, it’s my father”. There are numerous types of fathers and dad jokes to suit them. Check out some of my favourites!

The Sporty Dad: Seems to be always in gym clothes. Has a bright cheery attitude every day. A can-do attitude.

Why did the scarecrow win an award?
A. Because he was outstanding in his field.

The Can-Fix-Anything Dad: (or so he thinks): Although he may not be qualified, he has every tool you can think of and there is no job too small. It’s the big jobs that are a concern.

The shovel was a ground-breaking invention.

The Executive/Business Dad: Appears as though his mobile phone is a permanent part of his body, attached to his ear. He is also full of pearls of wisdom and insight into life and business.

I’ll call you later.
Don’t call me later, call me Dad.

The Funny Dad: Always looking to stir a laugh — many times he is able to stir a cringe.

Our wedding was so beautiful… even the cake was in tiers.

The Stay-at-Home Dad: Is there helping the kids get ready for school. Helping little Johnny with his tie and doing little Julie’s hair. Poor Johnny was nearly strangled in the process and Julie looks like Fraggle Rock.

My wife is so negative. I remembered the car seat, the stroller, AND the nappy bag.
Yet all she can talk about is how I forgot the baby.

Whatever the type of Dad or however bad the dad jokes, September is the time of year when a dad is honoured for being a superhero.

A man does not become a father because he simply bears a child. A man becomes a father when he displays his masculinity and understands the importance of the life before him. A father stands firm to establish a foundation on which an irrevocable relationship can be built.

I have respect for my husband, James, who is engaged in the artistry of fatherhood and believes in the significance of his legacy.

His legacy is in his children, who carry his name, genes, and characteristics. They are the evidence of his existence, who will testify of the man he is. Friedrich Nietzsche was right to say,

‘What was silent in the father speaks in the son,
and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.’

James has a conviction that he is accountable for our young children, to help direct them in the way they should grow. I see my children respond to their father with love and admiration.

They see him almost as a perfect figure who is boundless in ability and holds an unconditional amount of their affection, someone they can trust.

Trusted and admired, not only because he usually says ‘Yes’, when I say ‘No’, but because in his ‘Dad Style’, conveys his conviction with encouragement and love. He cares enough to urge them to live a life that is right.

Fathers are crucial in every child’s life. They are the head of a home, providing safety, strength, and security within the household. They are the role model of a man to their sons and daughters.

Fathers are the pride of their children. So Happy Father’s Day to the fathers of Australia from the mothers of Australia!

[Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels]

About the Author: Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a busy mother of four from New South Wales, who can still laugh at herself and her families’ foibles. She has a deep passion for her children to grow up and have the opportunity to become the best version of themselves they possibly can be.

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