It’s time again to add a new rule to the Official Handbook of Dad. The patriarchal guide, created by the Founding Fathers and continuously updated by the top dads of the day, provides needed guidance and wisdom to dads everywhere.
Ponder carefully, this week’s proposal: Dad is the king of comedy!
Picture the following scene: It’s 5:30. The baby is screaming. A smoke alarm is blaring from whatever is burning in the oven. Timmy has just trampled dirt across the newly cleaned carpet. Chaos, utter chaos!
Then, the garage door opens and dad walks in. He surveys the situation and says, “Well, this is the last time I leave the dog in charge!”
Suddenly everyone bursts out laughing and somehow the rest of the evening goes off without a hitch. Like James Bond disarming a neutron uranium bomb in “You only die twice and sometimes not at all if you had a martini shaken not stirred,” dad has diffused the situation.
Did he curse like a late night HBO comic? Did he insult everyone like Don Rickles? No, he applied the proper blend of levity and comic timing to save the day.
Timmy, get daddy a beer, he’s earned it.
Need more convincing? Then please digest the top five reasons this rule should be added:
1 – What’s funnier, a whiney millennial comedian crying about his Tinder hook-ups OR a comedian/father like Jerry Seinfeld asking, “What’s the deal with changing diapers?”
2 – It may be corny at times but, as such, you can count a dad joke as a daily serving of veggies.
3 – Dad’s been slaying at knock-knock jokes since before doors were invented.
4 – Most dads survived the Andrew “Dice” Clay era, they know what’s not funny.
5 – All dads have been raked over the coals by their mothers in-law, so they can survive any heckler situation.