Dad Jokes are the worst! They’re corny, unsophisticated, unfunny, lame. Right? Isn’t that the worst thing someone can call one of your jokes?
But I got to thinking about it and I realized that if it’s YOUR dad or if YOU ARE the dad, Dad Jokes are awesome. I love when my dad says that “we’re on a roll” while holding a roll at dinner. It’s maddening! I love it! And I like nothing than getting a groan from my daughter, wrestling a begrudging laugh from her with a lame joke.
Dad Jokes have no agenda except to make you laugh. They’re not trying to make you look cool, with-it or hip. That ship has SAILED. They’re UNCOOL, UN-IRONIC and they’re VULNERABLE. Laugh if you like, or DON’T. Point is: dads know that the jokes kind of suck, and that if they get a laugh it’s partially because the person loves them. And if they don’t get a laugh, that’s okay too because the love remains.
Dad Jokes are the best!Comments
I was saying that my daughter is obsessed with time. But maybe we brought this on ourselves as parents with all the warnings:
"10 more minutes and we’ve got to go."
"Five minute warning"
Nothing happens suddenly anymore. No more tyrannical, arbitrary parenting. Now it’s all kid-gloves and appropriate.
Literally, the other day I heard a mom say, “30 seconds and we’re leaving.” I’m like: GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE.Comments