What Dapper Dads Actually Want For Christmas – Part Nine
The Big Payback – Collecting Memories Of Christmases Past.
Forget the big money prezzies, what dads really want for Christmas in all seriousness, is to try to revive the ghosts of Christmas past. Not in an Ebeneezer Scrooge way, but to try and relive the Christmases of their childhood.
We are all implicitly aware that the 1970’s & 80’s were better for everything, this is a fact. Anyone disputing it will be met with a mix of intellectual derision that will take the form of some Jimmy (Chinny Reckon) Hill’ing (R.I.P) and a smattering of the now highly offensive, but back then standardised insult of ‘Errrr Joey Deacon’ (R.I.P) style frantic hand to chin waving. Thus rendering their argument null and void.
What Dads Really Want for Christmas
What we really want is to do, is to do what was done to us. Namely subtly collect tonnes of photos and home videos of our kids doing daft things. These images and said videos will be stored in a safe place until the child reaches puberty and starts getting sullen. Then and only then, shall they be released unto the universe to cause much hilarity and a sense of morbid embarrassment to the self-conscious teenager. That;s what dads really want for Christmas.
This is especially useful when they start bringing home their first boyfriends/girlfriends. This kind of frankly terrifying family banter has been used for years. It is a tradition I strongly believe should be upheld. This has nothing to do with the fact that I was born with a huge Ginger Afro and lived through what was at the time, laughing called fashion of the 70’s. Thus giving my own family enough full-bloodied ‘comedy’ material to warrant 30 years of therapy.
Fortunately as you can see, my own son has been busy providing me with some classic material of his own. Stay tuned for the tenth and final part of “What Dapper Dads Actually Want For Christmas”.