In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I’ve put together definitive list of how to be a great dad:
1. Never Stop Learning
This master list of 500 free university courses should help you out.
2. Always Encourage Your Kids to Express Themselves & Stand Up For Their Rights
If they turn out anything like Martha Payne you’ll have done a splendid job.
3. Embrace Your Children. Especially When They Fail
They’ll do it a lot. And, if they come through the troubles without any serious damage, it’s always entertaining to turn them into a GIF.
4. Sing Your Own Praises
Here are a few suggestions.
5. Listen to the Greats
Nothing like a little friendly knowledge sharing. In this case the people sharing are just famous.
6. Know When to Hire a Professional
For instance, on the day of your child’s wedding, you might want to get the announcer for the Chicago Bulls to introduce the wedding party at the reception.
7. Give Them Chocolate Cake for Breakfast Every Once in a While
Bill Cosby explains all in this classic bit from his amazing 1983 standup special, Himself.
For those in the mood for a much more NSFW routine, check out Chris Rock’s thoughts on real dads and the big piece of chicken.