It's that time of year again when father's around the country will be having to ingest half cooked bacon, cold beans and burnt toast as little faces proudly carry breakfast trays with beaming smiles.
Then its on to the important role of pretending the bloody awful body spray you’ve just been given is the greatest gift you've ever received and in many ways it is. It's been picked out by those that can lift your heart and drive you made like no other, who terrify and edify in equal measure.
Those that just won't listen no matter how many times they are told that the DVD player really doesn't eat peanut butter. But they are also the ones that can lift you from the worst mood on the crappiest day just with a silly dance or beautifully rendered crayon original "So what's that big round shape under the car?" "That's you Daddy!".
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."
"Children are a great comfort in your old age and they help you reach it faster."
"If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I've failed."
"A father is a banker provided by nature."
"Your husband will always be your biggest child who will require the most supervision."
"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"
Lydia M Child
"What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father."
Mary Mapes Dodge
"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong."
"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them."
"I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us."
"Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children."
"A dad is someone who holds you when you cry,
Scolds you when you break the rules,
Shines with pride when you succeed,
And has faith in you even when you fail..."
"Most girls seem to marry men who happen to be like their fathers.
Maybe that's why so many mothers cry at weddings."