OK, so it’s Father’s Day again and you’ve seen all those cards and badges around that say stuff like WORLD’S BEST DAD or GREATEST DAD IN THE WORLD, and so you think, 'Should I have bought one of those for my dad? I mean, did he deserve one? Is my dad really the greatest dad in the world? Is he really better than all the rest?’
But hold on. Stop. Think. What does being “the greatest dad in the world” even mean? Does it mean that if there were a boxing ring big enough to hold every dad in the world at the same time, your dad could beat every other dad in a huge all-in-no-holds-barred-every-dad-in-the-world dad-fight?
And if not, does that necessarily mean he’s not the greatest dad in the world? I mean, sure, he might not be able to beat up every other dad in the world but maybe that’s because he’s the most peace-loving dad in the world ... or maybe he’s just too smart to try to take on every other dad in the world ... hey, maybe he’s smarter than all those hot-headed, tough-guy fighting dads.
Maybe your dad makes better tables than any other dad, maybe your dad tells better jokes than any other dad or maybe he’s better-looking, wiser, funnier and knows more about alternative music from 1977 to 1984 than any other dad.
Anyway, the point is that it’s really very hard to figure out if why your dad is the greatest dad in the world, so take our advice and don’t even bother. Do something that you can do, which is spend Father’s Day letting your dad know that he is the luckiest dad in the world because he is the father of you – the greatest child in the entire world!
Wishing you and your dad a very happy Greatest Child in the World Day!
Be kind, be creative, be clean.