15 Things I Learned From My Dad

My favourite memory with my dad has to be our Saturday morning trips to Tim Horton’s. We used to hop in the car- still in our pyjamas- and go to the drive through near our house. I’d get an Ice Capp or a hot chocolate and a honey crueller, and he’d get an XL double double. I remember all of these details because it was our daddy-daughter time. It was so special to me, and I’ll never forget it!

I wrote a post for Mother’s Day about things I learned from my mom. With Father’s Day approaching, I realized that I’ve learned a lot from my dad too. Very different things, but a lot nonetheless.

I got my love for soccer, Jaws, and shopping from my dad…my eyes, my blonde hair, and my TMJ (…and my hypochondria). My main man, thank you for everything you’ve taught me and for everything I’m yet to learn!

1. Be like LC, not Heidi.

2. Stop shopping online. (still haven’t picked up on that one…)

3. Ice cream is by far the most effective way to motivate your kid to score goals.

4. Grown men are allowed to watch “Once Upon A Time” by themselves.

5. You don’t get what you don’t ask for.

6. “Thx” is a universally acceptable text message response.

7. Werewolves and vampires trump zombies any day.

8. David Beckham is a God.

9. IKEA furniture isn’t impossible to build; men just can’t handle it.

10. Tough love does in fact make your daughter a better driver.

11. Work hard and you can do anything you want.

12. One can never have too many blazers. Or loafers. Or navy sweaters.

13. Be wary of glass sliding doors. (Too soon?)

14. A new pair of shoes won’t fix a broken heart, but it’ll help.

15. Don’t give up on your family.

Happy Father’s Day, Daddykins. I love you!