PRIMAL DAD INSTINCTS
Dads. We know them, we love them. Here are some traits that are deeply embedded within the "Dad" genome.
- •Talking loudly while making business callsIt's as if Dads are completely unaware of their volume when speaking to someone about a business issue.
- •Taking care of the lawn himself even though he pays for lawn maintenanceThe lawn is Dad's domain. No one comes between a man and his hedge clippers.
- •Asking when you last got an oil changeIt's more of a rhetorical question. Dads KNOW when you last had an oil change.
- •The ThermostatIt's winter, you're freezing. You go to turn the heat up to 70. Dad appears out of no where. "What are you doing?!? That thermostat is set to a comfortable 62. Money doesn't grow on trees. Put on a sweater."
- •Sending warning texts about the weather"Checked the weather for you. Better bring a rain jacket to work. Cold front coming through. Lots of ice. Make sure you salt your driveway."
- •Taking secret short cutsLate for something? Never fear. Dad knows just the route that will take even longer.
- •Tending firesDads will spend hours uselessly poking at fires. It's truly a primal instinct.
- •Golf PolosDad attire that pairs perfectly with white new balances and dockers. Classy, yet casual.
- •MulchWhy is there a giant pile of crap in the driveway? Oh right. Dad.
- •Deferring most things to Mom"That's really more in your mom's department."
- •Loud sneezesYou're cowering under a dining room table. There may have been a natural disaster. Earthquake? Thunder? Tornado? Vehicle collision? No. Dad just sneezed.
- •Wearing bathrobesThe snuggie for Dads. Comfort while still allowing for mobility. You know, just in case he has to do some lawn work while in his robe.