This post is sponsored by Laffy Taffy. All content and bad humor is my own.
We all have a mom and we all have a dad and inevitably we get characteristics from each one.
From my mom, I’ve learned to be a caring and compassionate person, a connoisseur of butter and salt, a savior of turtles trying to cross the road, and a bargain hunter extraordinaire.
But my dad… my dad is the one that taught me not to take the world too seriously. He pretty much had two moods: funny or tired (or sometimes mad) which seems to be the general recipe for dads all over the world.
Although he wasn’t a big “dad joke” teller (FYI – dad jokes are super corny jokes that make you smile but groan at the same time), he had his few standards:
Me, whining: I’m THIRSTY!
My dad: I’m Friday.
Get it? Thirsty (Thursday), Friday.
It’s even funnier because my dad never pronounces it as Fri-DAY. He always pronounces it as Fri-dee. So the joke worked well. And it got me every time.
Or if I asked a question like, “Who was Millard Fillmore?” He’d said, “Oh, that’s Mr. and Mrs. Fillmore’s little boy.” Every time.
Now, in my family, my husband brings the cynicism but I bring the humor. I bring the dad jokes.
Remember when I entertained you with all my best corny jokes (mostly from Laffy Taffy) on National Let’s Laugh Day? We definitely groaned but we also laughed. DOES THAT TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT ME?
The other night, right before bed, I was scrolling through Twitter (yes, I still use Twitter!) and stumbled upon the hashtag #DadQuotes. It was all the best dad stories and dad jokes shared from people all over the place. And I laughed pretty hysterically at these. I shared them with my husband and he laughed too.
Every time it snowed out…
Dad: It’s snewing!!!!!
Me: What’s snew?
Dad: Nothing, what’s new with you?
Have you heard of the restaurant on the moon?
It has great food, but no atmosphere.
When we would drive over train tracks my dad would say, “Wow, we just missed the train.”
How did he know? “Fresh tracks.”
Maybe we’re both dads when it comes to humor because we laughed a little too much as these jokes.
In honor of Father’s Day this past weekend , dads need the opposite of everything you did for Mother’s Day. Dads don’t need a day off. They don’t need a spa day or breakfast in bed. They don’t need flowers and a thoughtful sentiment. They need good food (probably heavy on the meat) and a good belly laugh.
While you’re thinking of the best dad jokes to share to celebrate dad this month, it’s the best time to share YOUR dad jokes with one of my all-time favorite candy brands, Laffy Taffy (ahem, we remember my role in the banana flavored Laffy Taffy April fool’s joke, right?!). After all, Laffy Taffy goes hand in hand with fun, family humor!
Bring Out Your Best (Worst) Dad Jokes!
When it comes to humor, there is no greater contribution dads have ever made than the dad joke. You know the kind: silly, funny, punny, word play designed to make you groan and guffaw at the same time. They are embarrassingly delightful, family friendly, and truly clever in equal measure. Needless to say, the folks at Laffy Taffy absolutely love ’em!With jokes on every wrapper, Laffy Taffy knows a thing or two about family funnies. This Father’s Day, Laffy Taffy has teamed up with Parents to celebrate dads and their groan-tastic jokes. And for that they are turning to you for help. Between June 3 and June 21, send in your favorite dad jokes for a chance to win one of five Amazon prize packs valued at up to $2,000. Laffy Taffy will feature the best quips on upcoming packaging, providing the ultimate in Father’s Day bragging rights!