Dad Jokes

dadjokesDad Jokes often feature silly puns and word play that are so bad they either make you laugh or cringe.

They are best delivered by goofy guys wearing dark socks and sandals.

Here are a few of our favorite groaners:

 

Did you hear about the new restaurant on the moon? The food is great, but there’s just no atmosphere.

I went to a book store and asked the saleswoman where the Self Help section was, she said if she told me it would defeat the purpose.

Why do crabs never give to charity? Because they’re shellfish.

Did you see where the hardware store is having a special sale on dead batteries?  They’re all free of charge.

Last night my wife and I watched three movies back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the TV.

Why was the big cat disqualified from the race? Because it was a cheetah.

 

 

About A Disco

Father and daughter dancing together at the Daddy-Daughter Disco on July 18, 2015 in Morristown, TN

Father and daughter dancing together at the Daddy-Daughter Disco on July 18, 2015 in Morristown, TN

You can learn a lot on a dance floor.

Or maybe it would be more correct to say you can take some things you learn on a dance floor and apply them to life.

Recently, TEAM DAD co-hosted a Daddy-Daughter Disco with Girls Inc. of Morristown. The event was a nice opportunity for men and their girls to spend some quality time with each other. And of course – Boogie Down!

As the dance approached, we found a video online that demonstrated the secret to looking cool while disco dancing and linked to it on our Facebook page. Check out the video here: Sweet Dance Moves Video

Ryan Kasprzak, the dance instructor on the video, said there are three secrets:

1) Knees 2) Head 3) Attitude

It seems that those three tips can also help dads in raising daughters:

  • Bounce Those Knees – Lucas stressed the importance of bending your knees on the dance floor to the beat of the music. Being flexible, poised and ready is certainly the correct posture when relating to your girls. Just as the tempo of music changes from song to song, and a good dancer adjusts accordingly, dads should be prepared to adjust to the needs of our daughters as they grow and mature. At the same time, we should be instilling the same sense of preparedness in our girls so they are indeed ready for anything.
  • Bob that Head – Keeping the head moving was the second tip from our dance instructor. This allows you to see what’s going on. You can easily take in your partner, the other dancers as they move around you, and be in a position to notice obstacles or the edge of the dance floor. Likewise, as a parent, it’s important to be aware of the conditions surrounding your daughter. Teach her to be alert too – not just for the dangers of life, but also attuned to the beauty and joy in her midst.
  • Bold Attitude – The final piece of advice given to become the king of the disco is  displaying the proper attitude. If your attitude is one of confidence it will often transform the rest of you into a self-assured dancer. Your attitude is just as important in parenting. Your daughter doesn’t need you to be “cool” as much as she needs your encouragement and seeks your approval. Attitudes are also contagious on and off the dance floor. Your positive approach to life and a “can do” spirit may very well rub off on her.

There you have it, three tips to looking cool on the dance floor and raising our girls off it. So what are you waiting for? The music’s starting and life awaits…

The Bump 7/15/15

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TEAM DAD’s Weekly Bump

Stories and blogs about fathers, fatherhood, and all kinds of other dadstuff.

 

Mark Miller suggest five ways to Prevent Dad Burnout

Having to leave the family to live “the dream” Dads in Baseball

Stand up comedian remembers how Dad Taught Me Not To Be Ashamed of a disability.

AllPro Dad shares 8 Fun Summer Ideas for Dads & Kids

The Bump 7/8/15

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TEAM DAD’s Weekly Bump

Stories and blogs about fathers, fatherhood, and all kinds of other dadstuff.

 

 

Blogger Serge Bielanko puts it all on the table in a letter to the person who will one day marry his daughter:  To My Future Son-In-Law

Four dads share what not to do or say as your baby is born:  Delivery Room Advice

Three great lessons learned by a father while teaching his kids to ride a bicycle go beyond mere peddling: Teaching My Kids To Ride A Bike

Divorced dads often support children in other ways than traditional “child support”:
In-Kind Child Support

The Bump 7/1/15

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TEAM DAD’s Weekly Bump

Stories and blogs about fathers, fatherhood, and all kinds of other dadstuff.

 

 

In India, Dads are posting selfies with their daughters to show their value:
Daddy-Daughter Selfies

In Seattle, a dad created a Minecraft tournament league that plays in movie theaters: Minecraft at the Movies

In Los Angeles, former gang members are embracing fatherhood:
Project Fatherhood

Stats show that marriage brings out the best in dads:
Dad and Marriage

The Good Men Project with seven things to avoid that hurt relationships
7 Relationship Mistakes

The Bump 6/24/15

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  • TEAM DAD’s Weekly Bump
  • Stories and blogs about fathers, fatherhood, and all kinds of other dadstuff.

 

~ Experienced travel writer gives good travel advice for families:                                Travel Like the Brady Bunch

~ Columnist Greg Doyal gives a glimpse into Indiana hoops passion and fatherhood: Father’s Day Tale

~Who would you like to be your movie dad?  Here are a few favorites:                       Best Big Screen Dads

~Bengal’s Devon Still – love of daughter trumps football:                                  Fatherhood Means Everything To Me

~More Pro Athletes who put fatherhood first:                                                                Pros Say Fatherhood Has Changed Their Lives

~President Obama opens up about being a dad in the White House:                           First Dad

~ Ashton Kutcher, Channing Tatum and others on being daddy:                                     Celebrity Dads Speak Out

A Father’s Hand

It’s a work in progress.  A simple pen and ink sketch of two hands touching.  A large, calloused hand and a small, soft, gentle one.

Two Hands Touching drawn by an incarcerated father

Two Hands Touching drawn by an incarcerated father

All the yearning of a father is expressed in those simple lines.  Along with the pure innocence and trust of a child.

It was drawn by an inmate in the Jefferson County Jail.

 An inmate who is also a dad. 

A dad wishing he could spend Father’s Day (or any day for that matter) with his family.

A dad who aches to hold the hand of his child.

Many dads will spend this weekend away from their kids.  There are a number of reasons for this:  divorce, separation, estrangement, bad choices, even incarceration.

In America 1 in 3 children live apart from their biological fathers.

When dad is not involved in the life of his child – everyone suffers.

TEAM DAD has worked with hundreds of men in local county jails:

Dads who’ve made mistakes, but now realize how their choices hurt their families. 

Dads who feel the pain of being apart from their kids.

 Dads who want to be better men – better fathers.

For those guys, Father’s Day is another painful reminder of what they are missing out on.

Each of them, like the beautiful sketch of two hands touching, is a work in progress.

And so are we all.

Father’s Day Reflection

At TEAM DAD Father’s Day is a big deal.

picnic dadIt’s a day our culture sets aside to do what we try to do all year long – encourage and honor dads.  A day during which we all realize the importance of fathers and their role within the family.

Amid the opening of new power tools and coffee cups, with the smell of barbecue in the air, each dad has a chance to reflect and ask himself:

                                How am I doing as a father?

TEAM DAD helps guys answer that question honestly all through the year.   Our free Fathering Connection Classes help guys who wonder:

What does it mean to be a Man?  Am I good enough?

How can I get along with the mother of my children? What does she want from me?  How can I earn her respect?

What does it even mean to be a “good” dad?  How can I help my kids be happy and successful?

cocke co fcGuys don’t naturally gather in groups and share their thoughts and feelings.

 We get that.

But maybe we should do more of it, because something pretty cool happens when men realize  we all struggle with these and other questions and none of us really have it all figured out.  Sometimes the very act of asking leads us to answers.

Contact TEAM DAD at 423-318-6914 to join the TEAM and together we will become the fathers our kids deserve.