Thursday Thirteen: Dad’s Famous Sayings

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I thought I’d salute dads and post lines that seem common to dads everywhere. Did your dad say these? Can you think of any others?

1. Do you think I am made of money? (or Do you think money grows on trees?)

2. This is going to hurt me a lot worse than it will hurt you.

3. You’re not leaving my house dressed like that!

4. Close the door. Were you born in a barn?

5. As long as you live under my roof, you will live by my rules.

6. Don’t make me stop this car!

7. “Hey” is for horses.

8. When I was your age , I….

9. You didn’t beat me. I let you win.

10. Who said life was supposed to be fair? Life is not fair.

11. I’ll tell you why. Because I said so. That’s why.

12. What are your intentions with my daughter?

13. You’ve got a headache? Here, let me step on your toe, and you’ll forget your head hurts.

More Thursday Thirteens are here.

(Graphic courtesy of Snapshots of Joy)

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14 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen: Dad’s Famous Sayings

  1. My dad always pretended he was playing a small violin when I complained to him. The funny thing is that I started doing it to my students when I taught school, and I do it to my son now. Haha!

    Those were cute! 🙂

  2. Hmm. My dad didn’t say ANY of these!

    It’s fun to try to think of his one-liners, though. I think my dad can’t be reduced to single lines — only to stories. He’s a great storyteller.

  3. Awwwwwwww… you forgot “Pull my finger”! LOL! Actually, MY dad didn’t say that — or any of these. Well… maybe were ya born in a barn?! But he had a host of others!!! LOL!

  4. My dad said most of these when I was growing up, and a few are some that Wes says to our kids. His favorite saying is #10. That’s one that I don’t remember my dad saying, though.

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