30 Things to Hear

The following two lists have been snagged from this blog and is both a good reminder and encouragement to all of us fathers of sons:

20 Things Your Son Ought to Hear You Say

  1. No, you can’t have that right now.
  2. Did you ask if you could help?
  3. You may not speak to your mother that way.
  4. You may not speak to your brother or sister that way.
  5. You need to redo that job until it’s done right.
  6. You’re going to finish that job.
  7. That’s not good enough.
  8. If you said you would do it, then you’re going to do it.
  9. No, you can’t quit.
  10. Yes, you’re going to go.
  11. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to eat it.
  12. Look him in the eye.
  13. Start over.
  14. No, you can’t play a game.
  15. Have you sent your “Thank You” notes yet?
  16. I love you.
  17. I’m proud of you.
  18. Well done!
  19. You’re becoming a man.
  20. I’m sure you can handle it without me.

10 Things You Ought to Hear Your Son Say

  1. You’re right and I’m wrong.
  2. Will you forgive me for…?
  3. I need some help.
  4. I need some advice.
  5. Thank you mom.
  6. Thank you dad.
  7. What does this mean?
  8. Wasn’t that a good sermon?
  9. Can I go with you, dad?
  10. Dad, I want to be like you.
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