Fatherly Advice

“You need to learn to apply yourself, Teddy,” Alan said. “Don’t let anyone block your path or you’ll be in jeopardy of failing. Life offers us a preponderance of evidence that sometimes lines must be crossed to achieve your goals. You should avoid acting on impulse and instead carefully plan how to scintillate and to stand out in order to get what’s coming to you.”

Elizabeth looked at her husband and said, “Jeez, Alan, he’s not going into politics. He’s three years old and he’s starting pre-school today.” Then she looked at her young son and said, “Would you like me to make you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, honey?”

“Thanks, Mommy,” Teddy said and hugged his mother.


Written for these daily prompts: Scott’s Daily Prompt (apply yourself), Ragtag Daily Prompt (block), Word of the Day Challenge (jeopardy), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (preponderance), My Vivid Blog (lines), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (impulse), Your Daily Word Prompt (scintillate), and The Daily Spur (jelly). Image credit: istockphotos.com.

8 thoughts on “Fatherly Advice

  1. rugby843 January 19, 2022 / 2:11 pm

    Sounds like good advice for a college freshman I know😂

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  2. Nope, Not Pam January 19, 2022 / 3:50 pm

    Yep, my daughter is trying to decide if my grandson is going to be a lawyer or a doctor. He told me he wants to make dresses. He’s five 🙄

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  3. leigha66 January 22, 2022 / 3:28 pm

    I know you shouldn’t talk baby talk to them so they sound somewhat intelligent at preschool, but that is a bit advanced. Ha, ha, ha!

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    • Fandango January 22, 2022 / 3:54 pm

      True. I’m sure the kid had no idea what his father was saying.

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