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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.

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(, Thu 25 Nov 2010, 11:50)
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I might be a bit odd

I didn't have what you'd call a close relationship with my Dad. He wasn't into sport so we never went to a match or fishing together. He wasn't into music, so we never talked about how rubbish his or my taste was. He wasn't practical with motors or tools, so we never did projects together. We only got a telly to watch the moon landing and it was never in the living room, so we never sat around like the Royale Family. I have three brothers and he was always proud to have four boys, but we never really DID anything together. He wasn't a drunk, never lost his temper, worked hard all his life, built up a business that then went under in the early 1980s. He picked himself up, found another job and made a success of it. I've never had a heart to heart talk with him, but equally, I've never had a fight or serious argument with him either.

The thing is, the older I get, the more like him I realise I am. The only difference being in my relationship with my daughter which is - I like to think - very close.

I don't even know if I love him; I don't actually like him very much as he's annoying and opinionated and rubs people up the wrong way. He'll be 80 in a year or two but is still active and fit and very caring and devoted to our Mum.

From him I've inherited a ability with 3-D design, a love of words and writing, monogamy, hard work, safe driving, loyalty, independence, need for solitude, love of travel. Is it time to give him something back?

Sometimes, it's harder to be a son than a father...

Sorry for total lack of funnies or (possibly) interest.
(, Mon 29 Nov 2010, 15:18, 1 reply)
Sometimes, it's harder to be a son than a father...
Too true. And before you know it, it's too late.
(, Mon 29 Nov 2010, 16:08, closed)

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