Dadisms : What He Says and What He Really Means

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Including Dadism #1: 'When I was your age...' One of the most common-isms, it's frequently followed by one of the following big fat lies: I walked to school ten miles in the snow, uphill both ways! We were so poor, we ate dirt...and we were glad to have it. I treated my father with respect. Dadism #15: 'They're just jealous, that's all.' An honorable but often futile attempt to comfort a child who has been treated cruelly by his or her peers. This dadism is often uttered through clenched teeth as Dad plans the slow and painful death of his kid's tormenters. and Dadism #50: 'We're not lost. I know exactly where I am.' Translation: 'I have absolutely no doubt that we're exactly somewhere between home and our destination. That's all you need to know!'show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 86.36 x 96.52 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Kansas City, United States
  • English
  • 0740772325
  • 9780740772320
  • 1,193,598

About Cathy Hamilton

Creator of Boyfriend-in-a-Box, Cathy Hamilton earned her 15 minutes of fame with appearances on the Today show and To Tell the Truth. Cathy currently writes a weekly column called Boomer Girl Diary for the Lawrence Journal World and is founder and editor of, a web site created especially for women who were born during the baby boom. She lives with her husband and the occasional boomerang kid in Lawrence, more

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