I wanted to share a few things my dad taught me. I could probably think of a million more but here are some of my favorites.
- He taught me how to play all types of sports. Hockey, football, baseball, golf and soccer.
- He liked to tell my sister and I that the Detroit Tigers won Division Titles in both 1987 and 1984 (the years my sister and I were born). But of course they won the World Series in 1984.
- If it’s not fun anymore don’t play. He always wanted to make sure I was having fun in everything I did. If I had a bag game he would say, if it’s not fun anymore we won’t play. Of course it was always fun so we kept playing but he always made sure I was having fun!
- Don’t settle for anything. If you want something work hard and get it. If you want that new car, you work extra hard, you make or save that extra money and you get it. My husband thinks that this has instilled the idea that ‘I get what I want’. Well I think if I worked hard to get it then yes, I get what I want! hahah
- My dad taught me how to be the life of the party. He has one of those energetic personalities that cause a great time! I think a little bit of that rubbed off on me :)
- Honesty is the best policy. If you fib, you will most likely get caught, or that fib will create another fib. If you did something just own it and be accountable for your actions.
- He taught me how to wrap up a cord or rope around my arm.
Happy Fathers Day to a great Dad!