Father’s Curse Revisited
My great friend Andi, over at The World For Realz.com, wrote a thought-provoking response to my post the “Father’s Curse.” In her article, “Mother’s Curse,” she stated the obvious I might be wrong! It was so enlightening that I actually felt I needed to do an in-depth study to find answers and possible solutions to this complex problem, “Could I, a mere man, be wrong?” Is it true that the mother’s curse is worse that the father’s?
Could I be wrong???
Andi, Andi, Andi…..
How vaguely true this could be ….vague you ask? Vague in the fact that any self promoting man will never admit this. The father’s curse does not allow us to become wrong! The facts I did not discuss readily about the father’s curse are trade secrets! I have taken an oath never to discuss the intimate details of the curse openly.
The things I do because of the father’s curse!
I take this oath very seriously.
I once knew a man who gave away one of our trade secrets. I can’t tell you exactly what happened to him but I can tell you the police are still investigating his disappearance. As I was examining the Father’s Curse Handbook
I discovered on the 28th of July I could speak about one rule if the moon was in a waxing gibbous phase, I stand on one foot and kiss a sock monkey
(don’t blame me I didn’t write the handbook!)
Andi might be correct about a few things but there is most definitely one thing she has failed to see about the Father’s Curse
You see, as a man,
you were always destined
to become somewhat dumb as an adult
whether or not you had kids.
I am a man and a father. I know that we might be destined on becoming dumb…. but how true is that? You see the father’s curse has one advantage, it places a layer of protection against remaining “dumb” with other adults. The curse does not protect a father from children thinking they are dumb.
Men are often accused of acting dumb by others. The curse gives extra credence to the “sympathy factor” (sad, lost puppy dog eyes.) Adults are often overwhelmed by the naïvety of the man and the man is forgiven easily for a dumb act.
I am not bad….just misunderstood!
I, like you, do not want to make this a battle of the sexes. We both have one thing in common and we need to unite. Misbehaving children are the reason that a man becomes dumb and a woman has children that act just like her. It is through this bond that we should embrace our curse’s. We should never wish to do away with them. All parents want to rid the world of misbehaving children and curse’s give us reason.
The world without curses
1. Curses actually keep absolute balance between parents and children. A father can send a child to their room because he is “dumb.” A mother will punish because she will never be right.
2. If there were no curses a child would never have incentive to leave home. It is even possible we might not complete any potty training until a child is 18.
You never escape the father’s curse
It doesn’t matter if you have children or not, the curse will follow you. Men will always be thought of as dumb by children. Women will continue being wrong in the eyes of a child. The curse’s will not allow anyone to escape unscathed.
The one joy men and women the world over can focus on is that children will grow up and be influenced by the curse’s. After all, someday parents could be grandparents and we can send grandchildren home with lots of good information!
, possible solutions
, sock monkey