What does it mean to be a Father?
Apparently, a Father is a girl.
At least, that’s according to the government.
In the most hilarious fashion, the government kooks have put up a “How to be a Father” site. No, really. I kid you not. The very last people to know anything about the real world are now lecturing you in how to conduct the most intimate relationships in your life.
Here are the activities they suggest fathers do with their children:
1) Let you daughter give you a manicure. It’s a “special moment” between father and daughter
Apparently the government was unable to find any boy children. The only tips they give are how to be a girl like your daughter.
Well, at least they are not suggesting your son give you a manicure.
But knowing the government, the videos will soon be corrected to eliminate this “bias”. You will soon be instructed to “play makeup” with your 15 year old football player son.
Ira Stoll has a few kind words about the site. He found these helpful tips on how to be a father there:
Here was tip number two: “Watch a game on television with your children. Cheer for your favorite team and chat about the plays. Mute the commercials and use those minutes to talk about what’s going on in your lives.”
Here was tip number three: “Take a virtual vacation with your children. Decide on a ‘destination’ then borrow a library book that features facts and photos of your dream locale. Prepare a meal based on the native cuisine and enjoy it together while you watch a documentary about the country or a movie that takes place there. Let these fantasy voyages be your passport to lasting family memories.” The assumption seems to be that the dream destination is outside America, unless by “native cuisine” the government means corn and venison.
And then there is that old favorite pastime of fathers and children: buying government approved lightbulbs:
Another tip: “Buy compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs, which last about 5 years and use less energy. Switching just one standard bulb to a CFL can help you reduce your electricity bill by as much as 75 cents per month.” I used to believe in this idea. Then, after putting CFL bulbs all over the house, I found that they don’t last five years. They may last a couple of years. There are four of the expired ones sitting on my desk because they are full of mercury and there is no safe way to dispose of them in New York City other than remembering to drop them off at a Home Depot or Ikea.
Dear Government. How can I be a good father? Government says:
“Instead of buying bottled water, use a water filter on your tap and keep a pitcher of filtered water in your refrigerator to fill a reusable bottle.”
It’s starting to sound as if the government’s definition of a good father is to be a wacked out left wing Democrat, doesn’t it?
So the government tells us that good fathering consists of : Government approved Light bulbs and water filters.
The people are in charge of the government are completely mental.
Reagan was absolutely right: the nine scariest words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.
How much did this idiocy cost us? Really. I want to know.