Story archives - tag: "dad"

Cheers, Dad

He told me when Osama Bin Laden died we would have a bottle of champagne, but then he died a month after 9/11 because he was an alcoholic.

tags: 9/11 alcoholism dad [add]

2011-10-27 13:23:02 / Rating: 242.5 /


When her shaky and sobbing voicemail said to call her back asap, the worst thing I could think of was maybe her dog was dead, not her father.

tags: suicide dog dead dad best friend [add]

2011-06-20 11:07:26 / Rating: 651 /


After the divorce, I found the stash of pictures my Dad had of my Mother and burned them without him knowing it.

tags: naked pictures dad [add]

2011-06-17 14:01:11 / Rating: 388 /


Hands-down, the best week to tell your father you accidentally drove his car off a large rock formation in your friend's front yard when you were in high school is the week before you get married.

tags: dad confession [add]

2011-04-26 19:48:07 / Rating: 538 /


My only memory of my dad is being held up to wave goodbye to the ambulance which took him to the hospital where he died.

tags: dad dead two year old who thought that was a good idea death [add]

2010-11-30 12:33:38 / Rating: 636 /


My dad couldn't remember what type of animal was on the hood ornament of a Jaguar.

tags: humor dad automotive dumb [add]

2010-08-31 12:14:35 / Rating: 546 /

Miss Soviet Ukraine

When I was five, I licked my father's shaver and cut my tongue.

tags: dad gross childhood [add]

2010-05-18 16:02:26 / Rating: 551.75 /


I never thought that one day I would come home to a fire truck in my drive way and my dad valiantly dousing the trees with a hose after our burn pile shifted to the woods, but it has made an excellent dinner story at every family gathering since.

tags: humor fire dad sleeping on the job [add]

2010-04-02 11:23:55 / Rating: 458.25 /


My dad's last note to me was "Always hear the music in your life."

tags: dad death love life happiness note [add]

2010-02-25 08:04:29 / Rating: 805.5 /


When I came home late and found the lawnmower in my bed, I realized my dad wasn't kidding when he said he wanted the grass mowed "today."

tags: humor dad teen lawnmower [add]

2010-01-27 09:32:14 / Rating: 861.75 /


Only after stepping on a lego in the middle of the night and ignoring the pain in order not to wake up the little princess I was carrying to bed did I realize that I was really a dad and not just a father.

tags: dad parenthood humor lego [add]

2009-12-07 16:51:40 / Rating: 1441 /


The first time I ever shaved, my dad said, "Be careful, the razors are razor-sharp."

tags: dad humor shaving [add]

2009-11-23 16:38:45 / Rating: 516.75 /


When I went downstairs to use the internet I found my father passed out drunk in front of the computer, so I blogged over top of him.

tags: dad blog drinking humour home family [add]

2009-06-14 17:37:38 / Rating: 608.75 /

I wonder what else I don't know

When I told my dad I'd misplaced my class ring, he told me his was lost 30 years ago when "a girl died in a car accident."

tags: dad family secrets loss ring [add]

2009-04-07 14:04:34 / Rating: 804.75 /


He told me I would have to pay for my own wedding as he was packing for his 3 week cruise through Europe on a chartered yacht.

tags: daughter dad cheap wedding [add]

2009-04-03 13:44:12 / Rating: 515.75 /


I considered the date over when he announced that he was going to be a dad by the time he was 20.

tags: date dad awkward [add]

2009-03-05 11:25:58 / Rating: 402.5 /

Troy Denver

His best record was that he went fifteen minutes before asking me what my grades were when I got home from boarding school.

tags: grades dad boarding school [add]

2009-02-02 11:13:01 / Rating: 408 /

lost a tooth

That night I fell out of bed and smacked my nose on the metal bedframe, and the next morning my dad joked that the toothfairy pushed me.

tags: humor childhood dad toothfairy [add]

2009-01-28 16:28:05 / Rating: 661.25 /


I thought it was pretty cool when my dad told me he had joined a band, until he informed me that he would be playing the spoons and the triangle.

tags: dad band disappointment [add]

2009-01-07 12:46:26 / Rating: 669.5 /

never the same

I watched her tiny tummy sucking in, her skin pulling tight against her ribs, her hand involuntarily closing on my index finger as she struggled for every breath, and I thought, "One day, is one day too much to ask?"

tags: baby birth sick dying father dad daddy hospital serious drama doctor nurse emergency funeral death [add]

2008-12-22 15:51:17 / Rating: 1097.25 /


I have a clock in my living room that my dad loved and it stopped on the day he died at the exact time of his death.

tags: death clock dad [add]

2008-07-16 10:42:36 / Rating: 792.25 /


My childhood finally made sense when I saw a cross dresser walk down the street and realized that that was my dad.

tags: dad childhood cross dresser [add]

2008-07-10 15:32:07 / Rating: 922.75 /

lawrence berezin

I did not say goodbye to my Dad as he left for work the last time.

tags: father dad death goodbye [add]

2008-05-30 10:03:56 / Rating: 765 /


In order to feel as if he had some sort of control over his cancer, my father would search the streets for a dollar in change before each chemo session.

tags: father dad cancer control fear [add]

2008-04-21 13:59:16 / Rating: 780 /


Standing next to my dad this Christmas, I realized for the first time that he's reached the age at which people begin to get shorter.

tags: age mortality adulthood Christmas parents dad [add]

2007-12-27 12:24:44 / Rating: 639 /

La De Da

It's never like the movies...we pulled the plug and he took two hours to die.

tags: death dad hospital life [add]

2007-11-15 22:21:37 / Rating: 907.5 /


My dad died six years ago and I'm starting forget what he was like because it hurts too much for me to think about him.

tags: dad death september 11 [add]

2007-10-10 13:30:44 / Rating: 714.5 /


My very married, sixty-year-old father obviously doesn't know that you can search by e-mail address on Myspace since he has a page that says he's thirty, single, and there for "dating."

tags: dad cheater private now what? [add]

2007-08-23 18:02:51 / Rating: 502 /

Going Like Sixty

My dad came to one of our high school track meets and I finished last in the 1000 meter run.

tags: school sports track dad [add]

2007-08-03 15:43:55 / Rating: 568.75 /


Right before my father died nearly 20 years ago, he told me to quit smoking, and last month I finally did.

tags: dad father smoking death [add]

2007-06-15 12:57:12 / Rating: 811.5 /


Your husband never noticing you've had your hair done is bad enough, but my dad didn't notice when my mum broke her leg and had it in plaster.

tags: unobservant dad mom [add]

2007-05-14 13:32:41 / Rating: 595.75 /


The only reason I felt bad when my dad's girlfriend left him was it meant he was coming back to live with us.

tags: hate disappointment breakup dad relationships [add]

2007-02-20 15:23:47 / Rating: 716 /


My dad once told me, "Don't keep the Preparation H too close to the toothpaste," then, after a moment, I realized that he was serious.

tags: humor bathroom dad [add]

2006-10-22 20:30:18 / Rating: 676 /