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"Do anything good for your birthday?" one of your friendly B3TA moderator team asked in one of those father/son phone calls that last two minutes. "Yep," he said, "Your mum." Tell us about dads, lack of dad and being a dad.

Suggested by bROKEN aRROW

(, Thu 25 Nov 2010, 11:50)
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I love my dad
Despite his sometimes erratic and frankly terrifying behaviour.

He had a tough upbringing, and sometimes it came out when he dealt with me and my siblings when we were younger, however he never got to a stage of ultra violence (although we have had our bust-ups).

When I was about 7 he woke me up at midnight for a spot of stargazing, telling me all about the different constellations and old stories behind them, obviously being 7 I didn't care much for the stories, but the fact that he had taken the time to impart some of his knowledge to me only struck me as a special father/son moment some few years later.

He used to play in bands as a younger man (although he used to have a stupid mustache that I take the piss out of whenever I see his old tapes) and released a few albums, even at one point headlining a festival in Belgium. My mum recently pulled out a home recording of my dad holding my up on his shoulder and both of us are headbanging to Rage Against the Machines "Killing in the Name". He's been teaching me how to play bass guitar on and off for the past 2 years, and can learn by ear almost any song you give to him.

When I lost my virginity at 14 my mother went absolutely ballistic at me because I was having under-age sex, and that was naughty, my father on the other hand, bailed me out of the house under the premise of a stern talking to. Instead, we went to his local, and he announced "My son has just become a man" a cheer went up across the bar, while the barkeep looked the other way to my first pub pint.

Now at 18, we go to the local every Friday for a few pints and a meal and have a good chat about how things are and what dirty jokes he's heard on site.

All in all, my dad is awesome.
(, Thu 25 Nov 2010, 17:15, 1 reply)
Your Dad sounds fucking ace

(, Thu 25 Nov 2010, 17:26, closed)

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