Dad Knows Best- Lessons From Our Fathers in Honor of Father’s Day

Dad Knows Best- Lessons From Our Fathers in Honor of Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! In this episode, we reminisce about the fatherly wisdom that has impacted and shaped our lives.

Join us for a trip down memory lane. We share our favorite family memories and lessons learned from the men we call dad.

If you’re a dad, a father figure, celebrating a dad, or missing a dad - today we are celebrating you!


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Welcome to morning coffee and mimosa. I'm Cristina and I'm Joe. We are a father-daughter duo. We come here Sunday mornings, but you can come here anytime you please. We banter about life, about business and we do it over coffee. And mimosa.

Hey, FAJ 

good morning. How 

are you? Good morning is my face funny? You're laughing already. Yes. And I don't recall cracking a joke. 

I wa I looked at you and laughed and that's where I'll leave it. Okay. 

well, I feel very good about myself right now. I don't even have to say anything to be funny at the moment.

That's true. I guess. I don't know. Well, whatever the case, as funny as I may look or not happy father's day, 

I think it's just, uh, just, you don't feel bad through this entire episode and. , I think it's just because we're always seeing, who's gonna say good morning first.

And I think I was just looking at you in 

your face. You are literally the only one who's trying to see. Who's gonna say good, good morning. First I have this competition. I'm really not very concerned about who gonna say good morning first. Sorry. But, um, I guess in the competition, you, maybe you were laughing because I beat you.

Um, probably, but I, and I didn't even realize I was compet. correct? How's that feel? perfectly fine to lose to someone who wasn't even trying to win to begin with. It's happened a lot in my 


but anyway, happy father's day, dad. Well, thank you. And happy father's day to all of you listeners that are celebrating mm-hmm.

a father, a father, yourself who operate as a father figure to somebody mm-hmm . Um, this day is for you. There you go. Thank you. So yeah. So hopefully you guys are all being celebrated today, doing something fun that you enjoy or just being left alone. I think a lot of dads that's their wish that that is.

Like on mother's day, everybody wants to go to like a nice brunch. They want flowers, they wanna be celebrated. I think most dad's wish is just to do nothing and be 

left alone. Well, I'm gonna just say something. I have a feeling that, you know, there's a big hoopla for moms and all that kind of stuff. And then it's, it's almost like, uh, oh, by the way, happy father's day.

And then everyone goes about their business. So I think. You know, we get to relax because nobody really cares to do anything with us. , you know, and moms deserve all that. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that, you know, but, 

well, you know, that's the fact, I think, you know, dads deserve a, like a minute in the sun too.

that's it just a minute. Yeah. So no, you deserve a nice day, dad. Thank you. I mean, we're celebrating you all the time. It's just like enough already, 

really, but it's you know, I'm just . filled up with, with praise constantly, constantly. It's just, you know, a day away from that would be just fine.

Yeah. That's kind of what you need exactly. Is like a, a day to retreat from all that constant praise, constant praise and, and accolade. Yes, exactly. Just to kind of like get back what we talked about by the way I,

oh, man. , 

but this is, we are gonna celebrate all of you dads and, and all of you that have fond memories of your parents and grandparents and great grandparents. If you're blessed enough to, to have one of them around, um, you know, that's what this is, we're gonna well. 

And whether they're around or not today in this episode, we are gonna celebrate.

The dads, the father figures in our lives mm-hmm and celebrate the lessons that we've learned over the years. And I have to say dad. Yes. I mean, truly happy father's day. Thank you. I appreciate you. this is the one day that I will tell you how much I enjoy what we are doing here. Okay. Because today, like we are going to share lessons that we've learned from.

The fathers that came before and no dad, as a history buff, I am not talking about our forefathers. I am talking about family fathers, family, fathers. exactly. But, , we're gonna celebrate some of the advice, the things that we've learned, whether it was like outwardly through it being shared or just observation over the years.

And I have to say, we had. A really special week this week because we got to see the father of rock and roll. Would you call him that sir? Paul McCartney? Well, I would just 

say that's all you need to do. He is one of the Beatles. I mean, that's, not the father of rock and roll. 

No. Who would the father of rock and roll be?

Well, it goes back about 10 years or more before the Beatles, but, 

oh, who was that? 

there was no who it evolved. Anyway, you got Elvis. You got, 

yeah, they did all come before. Yeah. You 

got, bill Haley in the comets. You got, you know, who was, I forgot now you rattle over, you caught me off guard.

So, you know now, I 

mean, noted Elvis there. Say no more. Okay. Yeah. Elvis is a pretty good representation of, you know, 

buddy Holly. That's what I was thinking of. Yeah. You know, that's all 

okay. Fair enough. But we got to see, Paul McCartney this week and we got to go together, which was super, super special.

That was great. but it was pretty cool as we're like celebrating father's day. It kind of like left just an impression on me. Mm-hmm that here? This man is 79 years old. Yesterday he was 80 years old. He turned 80 years old. Yes. We saw him two days before that, and it was kind of like a big party for his birthday. Yep. , I, it just struck me dad, like how much, if we're talking about just like lessons and I think one of the cool things about. The concert and just the overall experience that he gave was his little stories and anecdotes that's and things like that through that's fantastic out , the concert, it just, you connected with him as a person, but it also, there were so many like lessons in life, right?

Like that he talked about, losing like George or, or John Lennon and, you know, the importance of saying things to people. When you think them right, don't wait. Right? Because you don't know how long you have. And, but just I don't know. It was just such a, a feel good show and a lesson of it was fantastic at 79 years old.

he is obviously doing something that he's so passionate about. So for all of us, if we can find a way to find that kind of passion in our own work or just mm-hmm, the way we lead our lives. It's amazing how long you can truly be vital. Yeah, because this man, I mean, He was great. And he almost 80 years old up there, three hours straight singing his heart out, doing a little dancing.

He was amazing. Yeah. Just, 

yeah, incredible. Yeah, that was wonderful. And that was a great, that was a great gift. and what I liked is, uh, I mean, I liked everything about it, but he actually did give that one little piece of advice and it related to John Lennon and so on, but he said, you know, if you have something to say to someone and you want to express it, don't hold back.

Cuz you don't know. You know, tomorrow is, so that was really 

nice. I just loved that. And I left that concert feeling like Paul McCartney was a father figure. Yeah. So good. He's my new dad, dad you've been replaced. Good. Well, his, 

what you'll get at of his will will be a lot bigger than mine. 

so, well, I don't, I, I don't think I'll be that lucky, but 

so, uh, I wanna talk a little bit about, some lessons from my dad, , and my.

Passed away when I was 27 years old, he was only 62 years old and, uh, was very sudden and very sad . but my dad was, uh, Dominic, Dominic 

GRA Dominic Graziano. 

Yes. Was incredible. He was a great 

guy. So freaking good looking too. 

Yeah, he really was. Uh, he was very good looking and, So in his life, he was a world war II veteran, and he was a fighter pilot and he continued that and he was also, uh, an opera sing.

Like again, he didn't sing an opera professionally. He had an amazing voice and he sang opera. Um, my grandfather, his father wrote operas. I didn't know that. Yeah, absolutely. And, and had music copyrights, and again, not as an, as an, an employment, it was, uh, his hobbies, hobby, and, 

Do you think that's where your musical like appreciation came from?

Oh, maybe, maybe I've never seen you take to the opera. Really? No, I don't like opera at well so was that something like, and I can't can't sing. So was that something when you were a child that like you guys did not connect on and he wished you appreciated opera and you were just kind of like, dad, that's not cool.

No, not at all. He 

just, you know, he sang and he sang in the church choir and stuff and, you know, whatever. no, I didn't, I didn't. You know, have any, you know, he, he knew I couldn't sing. He wasn't gonna force me. he, he didn't want you to, but I'm the only one of the kids that took any musical lessons, you know, I, so I took guitar lessons and obviously I play the guitar and, um, I'm happy about that.

And he of course enjoyed that. And so on, but, what he did was what he kept his pilot's license up over the years from when he got out of the service and he was a sales salesman by trade. So he, he was a successful salesman fact. I remember when I went into accounting in college and I was so proud of myself being accountant, and I remember a line and you'll appreciate this cuz you're in sales.

And he said, he used to say, you know, and he was proud of me. Don't get me wrong. But he would say, just remember. You can't account for it. If I haven't sold it I love that. Right. So I, I, that he was always building up the sale, the sales profession 

and saying, because nothing happens until you sell something.

Exactly. You don't have a customer to it, really a customer. It really is true though. Right. Right. 

And, uh, so that was always, you know, cute. And, um, but he kept his pilot's license up. And what impressed me the most too about him was, he in the 1960s started, um, you know, so he had his license, but in flying, there are different licenses.

In other words, there's, you can be a private pilot's license and then you have to take another set of exams and study to become a flight instructor. then you have to take other exams and check out on planes to be a multi-level multi engine. Pilot versus single engine get checked out on certain airplanes.

so fly a pilot is always learning and always taking, you know, courses and so on. And he, even though he never was going to be an airline pilot, he studied for and passed all his exams. He had his airline transport rating, which. that he was qualified to be an airline pilot if he got hired by an airline and really so on.

And he only did that just to say that he could do it and that 

well, it's like me getting certified in Pilates. Right. I don't have plans for it. Exactly. But it's something that I've just wanted to do. Exactly. And I love that. 

Like, I love that. Yes. That, that's what I was getting to, like, why not correct.

Like, like me, I have the, the drone, you know, and I studied for and took the FAA exam to get a drone pilot. I don't need a drones, pilot, drone, pilot license I just did it, you know, and, and that type of thing to me is very, what I took from my father was do it learn, and I was always learning.

And. Great about that. And I learned aeronautics from him. I learned flying from him, even though I don't fly because just, it was very expensive. but learned things. And I think I have, I'm gonna attribute it to him that I have this love of just learning things, even though they may never amount to a dollar in my pocket, but that learning is a satisfaction in and of itself.

when you're passionate about something just completely lean into it. Mm-hmm. And it's super 

rewarding, right. Even the guitar. And I know I'm in a band, but I know we get paid a little bit of money, but it's a hobby. 

I mean, what you get paid basically pays for you to keep buying guitars and amps and and I go to the restaurant 

and then when I eat dinner and have a drink.

Yeah. And so I'm, it's basically a loss leader and yeah, but 

you're, you're funding your hobby. I'm 

funny, my hobby and, and, you know, it's always nice to learn new things or whatever. And with that, that's a huge lesson I got from my dad, I think, or, you know, that just, just do it and learn and, and you can learn.

And, and that's my other little thing I'm gonna shut up and let you talk. you can learn. And I hate, I really upsets me when I hear people say I'm too old to learn that, or I can't 

learn that. It's not so like, so sad. It's so it's such like an irking thing. Like when people are just so closed off to even like when, and I try and, you know, look at, put it in perspective, but like when you talk to somebody and there's something that.

Could enhance like their lives or mm-hmm and they're just like, it's something new and they're just completely closed off to anything new. It's a, it's like such a shame to me. And I guess it's something to be thankful for that we do have those lessons because not everybody is open to new experiences or open to challenging their thought process and right.

Some people just wanna remain as they are exactly. 

Exactly. And, and I, I, you know, I'm just happy and I'm not gonna talk about the negatives of it. I'm just gonna say that I'm happy that I enjoy that. And, and I really modeled my father because my father was like that. Yeah. You know, and, uh, so that's nice memory.

No, and I, I guess I appreciate that because I think that's something that I've modeled from, from you and, and also mom, right? Mm-hmm like both of you have always been interested in growing and learning and evolving. Yeah, 

mom, mom became a distinguished Toastmaster and, and has pursued, you know, 

I created, you know, started a business.

So it's it's yeah. It's cool. Like when you look at, and I didn't get to, I never got to meet, you know, grandpa, your dad. No, you didn't. Unfortunately, cuz he seems amazing. And I do feel like, you know, that's kind of the cool part is the legacy that lives on because I do feel like I know him because I've talked about way of talked because we talk about him so much.

Right, right. And grandma always talked about him right. So much. And it was always just like such a pure, like a pure love mm-hmm like, I don't actually ever think I heard a bad word said about him ever. No. And you 

wouldn't cuz he was, I mean just a great guy. 

Yeah. Yeah. So anyway, are you looking at me to tell something I learned from you? 

Um, no, I'm just why understand? I felt like I did too much talking already. 

No, no, Not at all. I mean, I, listen, I, I wanna hear more from you about like, there's the lessons that. Are outwardly spoken and then there's just the things you watch mm-hmm like, so I'm sure there were things that grandpa said all the time that you take on.

Like, I love what you said about sales. Like, you know, you can't account for something until I sell it. Right. 

I can, I can give you another one. Yeah, please. But my dad and I've used this, I may have used this in another episode. I'm not sure. . Um, but I use, I literally talk about this at work and I use this a lot.

My father used to always say, and it had to do with people saying they have experience. And he used to always say, There are people with 20 years of experience. And there are people that have one year of experience, but they've only repeated it 20 times. 

so basically no growth. That was his way of saying, learn, learn from your mistakes.


grow, you know, if right, like for example, with the guitar, like I say, oh, you've been playing the guitar since, you know, whatever. Well, if I have never done anything new and never learned anything different, then I'm playing the same. 

Boring. Like if you play the piano and only play chopsticks, 


And then say I've been playing the piano for 20 years, but all you play is chopsticks. Cuz you never learned anything new. That's what I'm talking about. I 

like that. Yeah. I like that a lot. So one of the things, I mean, grandpa. G was not the, the only, um, I think a lot about, you know, I wasn't fortunate enough to know your dad mm-hmm , but I was fortunate enough to spend most of my like life.

Yes. Um, you know, until I was even as an adult, with grandpa C. That was Frank campy. My mom's dad. That's right. And he was with us till he was 105. So I got to, you were blessed. He was at my wedding. It was incredible. He was 103 at my wedding. Right. Mm-hmm but, um, he was just. An amazing person. And I think about the lessons learned from him, like spent a ton of time at their house and he was always very, very simple, like a super, super simple man.

Mm-hmm and just like, he didn't like to go out to eat. He spent no money. But he was very generous with other people, but he spent no money on things for himself. He fixed everything. And that's probably part of why I hold onto too many things, because we all have like a little bit of grandpa see in us.

Mm-hmm I think one of the coolest lessons that I remember from him, I mean, he always said always do your best, which is probably a lesson that most people teach. Right. But he also almost to a fault would talk about. I, if you were ever talking poorly about somebody, he would always like, he didn't do that.

he had an empathy that, he wasn't like. Aware of it as empathy. Right. Mm-hmm but he would always look for the good in somebody. Yes. Or if there was a flaw in somebody, he was always looking for, like, he would always explain why.

Correct. There was a reason for it and it's not their 

fault, you know? Right, right. Like if somebody did something to hurt him, well, it was because they were brought up differently or, you know, oh, they didn't know this, or you would look for a way to find the good in somebody. Yeah. And I think that, like, that was just such a good lesson to watch, because I think that's something that like, he would always say that, he's a friend of everyone.

Yeah. Everyone is his friend. Mm-hmm . and sometimes you'd see him talking to people that you could tell didn't wanna talk to him, but they were his friend 

and sometimes, well, not that they didn't wanna talk to him, but just like, they, like, he would take walks even when he was over, he to everybody, he would take walks and then if someone was outside, he would just start talking to, and it 

was so friendly.

He was so friendly and it was such yeah. But like he just had such like a, a pure heart. Yes. And even watching, like, you know, with, um, my grandmother, she struggled with mental illness and he was committed and. He took care of, he was a friend to all, and he honored his commitments. And I think that was a really cool lesson too.

Yeah, very much. So he also, yes. Taught like the words. Manja almost every single time I go to sit down to eat, I hear him Manja and I think that's why I eat way too much. And you know, always take more than I should, but always finish every morsel of food on the plate is because of him. So I could probably thank him for.

Never like being exactly the weight I would like to be, but 

no, and even, even, you know, he was in his nineties a hundred and, and the neighbor across the street was like in her fifties. Perfectly healthy woman. But in the morning when the, he, he was always up super early and the paper would get delivered early and he would go over and bring her paper from the, whoever delivered.

It would like throw it on the that's 

right. When he was 98 years old, he delivered the 75 year old woman's no, no. She was 

only like in her sixties or fifties or something. And he would walk, he always walks across the street and put her paper be between the screen door. 

how, how cute is that? 

And she used, she used to always say, Frank, I should be doing that for you.

Right. but she wasn't up that early. So . 

Yeah, he was so 

schist. Yeah. Yeah. He was good. And, and a memory just to give you, you know, he was a, another world war II vet and, he fought in Normandy, uh, during the Normandy invasion, he was, in the sixth wave of that and I will know, not go into it, but any of you history buffs will know that, you know, not many people survived that, that invasion of Normandy.

but I will never. not only was he the grand Marshall, I think when he was a hundred years old of the Bergenfield Memorial day parade. But when we had a sign, when he turned the hundred and all that outside the house, and there was an article about him, I think, in the paper, the local paper. And I will never forget that the garbage men.

Picked up his garbage, put his pales to the side of the house and he had come out and they saluted him. 

That's so sweet. Yeah, it was 

cute. Oh, I love that. Yeah. He was a great guy. And so these, you know, again, boy, can you learn from, people like you think, boy, I have a hangnail, my day's gonna be really bad.

You know, you think of what he right. Went through in his life and yet always thought good of other people and always found a way to say that, no matter what happened. You know, they're okay. It's okay. I, he could forgive them and 

for whatever. Yeah. and there are so many amazing, I mean, I've so many amazing father figures in life, but, um, there's, there's probably a lot of other, what's some like cliche, I'm trying to think of things that you've said over time. Hey God. One of my favorite memories, dad, you used to, when I was in a crappy mood, you used to.

, if you were in a decent enough mood to cheer me up. 

you mean if I, if you hadn't put me in a bad mood? Yeah. 

you would always say turn that frown upside down. and I remember it was like the most annoying, right? I was just gonna say, if I pissed you off even more, but you would say it so many times that you couldn't help, but start laughing.

and I remember that was always like, you know, there there's always an opportunity to be positive, even if you're in a crappy mood. So I think that's something you always taught, whether you knew it or not positive attitude. Yeah. 

Well, you should have, I, I will say that you have to have a POS I, you know, I try to have a positive attitude and look at the bright side of things because.

Why not. I 

remember grandpa hated red lipstick. That was a lesson. He said don't wear that oh, but I, I still did from time to time, but I remember the first time I had red lipstick on around him, he was like, Ugh, he's like, that's not, he's 

thought it was right.

It was a, a bad look. 

So that's not becoming, but that's where I think that, it's funny, like the generations, right? Mm-hmm of like things that were cool, appropriate, whatever, you know, you start, I guess some of the generational gaps into light too. 

Yeah, that's true. That's true. And I grew up by the way with my mother's father.

So my grandfather lived with us till he passed away. and he was another, great guy. So he was, I'm one of six kids. And with him in the house, there were nine people right in the mm-hmm mom and dad, six of us and my grandfather. and he was, he was a great guy. So my memory, um, he grew up in Italy on a farm and he was an Iceman when he came.

So he sold ice and coal 

stuff. A lot of sales in your background. Yeah. Yeah. And, uh, or in our background, I suppose our, our background. Yeah. You are part of the family. I am, unless I checked. 

Right. But the one thing, uh, you know, with him, he was the quintessential grandfather, at least, you know, to me as a child because he never, ever.

Ever disciplined us at all. And I know that my mother would, you know, he would, he would be home. So we always had grandpa home, but he never, ever, ever. Disciplined us. And I used to love just sitting. He would sit in the backyard, he smoked de Nobel cigars. He's Italian, horrible little cigars that came. They were really long and you would break them in half.

And he always had a de Noli cigar in his mouth and he would just sit or be with us and, Never bothered us. What I mean, he was great 

to be with, like, he just made sure you guys were still alive and yeah, 

but he never, he was, you know, he was just a fantastic guy. He grew, he had a garden in the backyard.

That was the entire neighborhood. Reveled in this garden. And early in the morning, he would put, , tomatoes, but when they were coming up, he would make little bags and he would go down the block and give everybody tomatoes and eggplant, he grew and, stuff like that, all these little, just, you know, again, just a wonderful, wonderful man, you know?

And so here am I, am I saying anything that he had a proverb or he had no, but he was a role model because. Just the fact that he was just sweet. He was just a great, a great man, 

you know? Well, and I remember like grandpa would discipline us from time to time and there was. I, you know, when we would spend time with them.

I remember there was a, I struggled a lot. I have a very big appreciation of anybody that can speak and understand more than one language because I, for one did very poorly in. I took same with me. I don't speak another language. no, but I mean, I took like four or five years of Italian and I can barely say chow and, right, right.

but like when I went to Italy, I couldn't communicate at all, but I remember, I don't know if it was, it was probably high school and we were at grandpa's and you guys weren't there for whatever reason. And we were talking and he was asking how school was. And I think Anthony.

Probably Anthony cuz he was always telling on me. Um, Greg was kind of like, you know, Greg had my back and Anthony was pretty much like, how can I throw you under the bus? so I'm pretty sure we were sitting together and having lunch with grandpa. He probably made us like a tomato sandwich or like some kind of potted chicken cuz he also grew his tomatoes and those were great memories.

But I remember him saying. I was, grandpa was asking me how school was. And grandpa was very excited that I was taking Italian classes because he spoke Italian and nobody else in our family spoke Italian. So he didn't have anybody. He could really like, he had a little Italian friend in the neighborhood that they would get together, but I remember he even.

That his dialect was different. Right, right. Had trouble. He said they sat together and they couldn't really understand much of what they were saying, but it was still nice. Um, but we were sitting and he was asking me about Italian class. Trying to communicate with me. And I was trying to parse together things that I learned.

And then my lovely, my older brother, Anthony, um, shared with grandpa that I, I cheated on a, an exam in Italian and that's how I passed without learning a whole lot. right. And I remember grandpa. I think he's talked about that for the next 15 years of my life. maybe 20 . It was like such a lesson point because he was so appalled that, and, and then he told a story about when he was in school the one time.

Right. And it was always like, you know, he couldn't do any wrong so his story was about how he was always, so, so honest until one time, right. He cheated in a. And he looked at the guy's paper next to him because he was a little unsure. And he said he changed his answer to what the guy next to him had. And what do you know?

He was the only one in the class that had it right. But he ended up getting it wrong cuz he cheated. Right. And I, grandpa was like a broken record of that. But his disappointment in me when right. It hurt. Right. Oh my God. It hurt so bad that I was like, I, it was like ripped your heart out. And then, you know, it was such a lesson like, okay, we're not gonna do that.

And thanks a lot, Anthony, for telling grandpa that. But I think every single time that I saw him after that, it was like he needed, he reinstilled that lesson where it was like, you're not doing that anymore. And then he'd tell the story about the one time that he cheated. And he was the only one who had the answer.

Right. But the te he got it wrong anyway, cuz he cheated and you, and you 

heard that, that combination for 20 

years? 20 years and I'm like, I know grandpa, I'm not cheating anymore, but I. I did actually not pass Italian this year because of it 

and 20 years later, like I'm, I'm married grandpa and I'm not in school 


but it was, uh, like, no, it's true. That's nice lessons like that. Yeah. Anyway, it was pretty funny. And by the way, it is 

father's day. Right? We said that. So I'm gonna say dad's joke. I have to, I have to put in, 

I was wondering if you were gonna forget about this. 

No, no, I'm never. I called animal welfare. And said, I've just found a suitcase in the woods containing four kittens.

That's terrible. She replied. Are they moving? I'm not sure, but to be honest, if they were, that would explain the suitcase. Huh? 

I don't get 

it. The person asked if the kittens were moving. Oh, . And I said, I'm not sure to be honest, but if they were, that would explain the suitcase 

oh gosh. Right. 

There you go.

Good one, dad. All right. So that should end. this wonderful episode. on a 

low note. oh man. Yeah. We'll we'll uh, I, you always leave me speechless with the dad jokes that's cuz they're bad. So they are very bad. They're just, what do I say? I have one funny thing to leave us with. Because I saw this, like I just saw this depiction and I thought it was so perfect.

And I think it's the perfect way to end our father's day episode. Yes. As we're saying happy father's day to everybody, dad, happy father's day to you. Thank you. We remember our, grandpa's great-grandfathers that we lost mm-hmm happy father's day to my wonderful father-in-law mm-hmm and, just everybody that has been father figures.

Thank you. I will just say this because, um, I think this is pretty funny, like the, the whole continuum of, uh, child and father and the, the respect and disrespect that we have for you over the years that you endure . If you think about like, at the age of toddler age, like when we're just. Obsessed with you and you know, everything and, and, oh, can do no wrong to like then when we're, let's call it like six years old and we start to like question, do you actually know everything?

And we start to kind of like, get an attitude and you're probably, this is probably gonna be triggering for you. Oh no. Then when we're like getting nervous, starting to like, get in almost go into middle school and you start thinking. Dad, things were different when you were young, like you just don't get it.

early high school age when it's like, dad, you're a freaking dinosaur. You, you don't get it at all. Yeah. We were dumber than dumb, dumber than dumb. How did I even drop me off around the block? Exactly. Don't even wanna be seen by you then. It's like, you know, we turn 18. We're in our like early twenties.

My dad doesn't know shit

then like, I feel like, and I, this is all very real because then like, 25 hits and all of a sudden it's like, all right, dad, you might know something about this. maybe you can help. Like, this is an area that, you know, is your expertise, but then like the time of life that I'm in right now, I feel like once you hit 30, you get to this point where.

Every single thing that happens. I'm like, dad, what do you think about this? I need an opinion about this. Aw, that's nice. I am just about at 35 and I think my like husband would agree. I feel like we are both collectively, you know, whether I'm talking to, um, my father-in-law he's talking to you and vice versa.

I feel like everything we do now, we're asking your opinions for mm-hmm so we're in our mid thirties, late thirties. And like, so that's not dumb anymore. You're not, no. Now I'm kind of like, Do a podcast together, cuz I have so much to learn and I need your advice at every step of the way. And then, you know, you probably know best, but, um, we're just so lucky because there will be a time when we won't be able to ask your opinion and really.

I hope not I don't know. I don't think you 

have to go this far 

with this but like very lucky because you know, we'll hopefully never get to that point, cuz I'll find a way to clone you or something. Okay. Good. Very good little that's when I'll have my little pocket pop anyway. Love you dad. All right. Love you too.

Happy. Father's day and 

happy father's day, everyone. Wherever you. Whatever your story. Thanks for spending time with us this morning. Now go and make a difference in your world. like this song,

little medley. you? Whatever it's called. No comment. It's great, dad. I love this. I love this. Medling 

happy. Father's day, 

everyone. Happy father's day. Everyone have a great week.