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A father's work is never done, either (standard:humor, 906 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 12 2011Views/Reads: 1175/645Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
There is an old saying that to my knowledge nobody has ever taken credit. "A man works from sun up to sun down. A mother’s work is never done." If I had said that, I would not want any credit for it either.
 



There is an old saying that to my knowledge nobody has ever taken
credit. "A man works from sun up to sun down. A mother's work is never 
done." If I had said that, I would not want any credit for it either. 

Why this anonymous person compares a man with the mother is certainly
information that is above my pay scale. It is almost like comparing 
apples with horses. I like apples and I enjoy riding a horse 
occasionally, but they sure do not have anything else in common. 

Right up front I will say that I honor and revere motherhood. As good
old Abe Lincoln said, "All I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my 
mother." I think that is a rather nice way of saying how much he 
appreciated his mother. But, if you will permit me, I think good old 
"honest Abe" exaggerated just a wee bit on this point. 

While I believe mothers have a very important role in the bringing up of
children, it does not preclude the influence of the father. After all, 
most mothers will say to their children, "Wait until your father gets 
home!" Even mothers know that they cannot handle it all by themselves. 

And while I will also give way to the point that mothers have a lot of
work to do and it never seems to get done, such is the case with 
fathers as well. There never seems to be enough time to get everything 
done. 

Take for example, the father's job of mowing the grass. That job never
gets done. If the father has a wee streak of ambition about him, gets 
up Saturday morning and goes to the garage and prepares the lawnmower 
to mow he knows very well that he will never get done mowing the grass. 


If perchance he gets the lawn mowed on any given Saturday, he knows,
come next Saturday, if not before, the grass will need mowing again... 
And again... And again. An endless chore that never seems to get 
finished. 

Of course, there is a positive side to this routine. When the mother of
the household gets up on a Saturday morning and says to the father, 
"Honey..." [Every father knows that when he is being addressed as 
"Honey," there will follow a "to-do-list.”] When the mother of the 
house tells the father of the house what needs done that day he can 
simply smile and say, "Honey"... [Every mother knows that when she is 
being addressed as "Honey," there will follow a very good reason why he 
will not be able to do her "to-do-list.”] 

"Honey, I would love to do all of that for you today, really, but the
backyard needs to be mowed." And with a smile that stretches from 
Saturday to Saturday, he slowly sashays out to the garage and prepares 
the lawnmower for a day of mowing the grass. 

Oh yes, a father's work is never done. 

Then there is the matter of the father's paycheck. On payday when the
father of the household receives his paycheck, his heart is filled with 
jubilation, that is, until he gets home. When he gets home the mother 
of the household and all of the children standing behind her have their 
hands out for their share of his paycheck. 

He looks at his family with a great deal of pride as he counts out,
dollar-by-dollar, his hard earned paycheck. He had been harboring some 
hope that he would go bowling with his buddies this week, but by the 
time he doles out the weekly allowances he finds himself completely 
doled out. His only consolation is that next payday he will get another 
paycheck. 

Oh yes, a father's work is never done. 

Let us not forget vacation time. All year long, the father of the
household works very hard at his job anticipating that weeklong 
vacation. He dreams about setting on the beach with his only agenda 
being nothing, an entire week of relaxation and exploiting the vigor of 
nothingness. It is the dream that energizes him all year long. 

Finally, the week comes that nobody is more excited than the father of
the household. 


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