Monday, 20 June 2011
A devoted Dad.
I never lied but I may have 'bended the truth' on occasion, at the time I was very pleased with myself for getting away with whatever it was but now I realise he never fell for it! At 16 he picked me up at the end of an evening and asked me if I had been drinking, I said no to which he replied 'I can smell alcohol on your breath' After feigning confusion I replied 'Ah, you see what it was Dad, there were some older boys there (friends brother's) and they were drinking and I had just a mouthful of their beer' He just replied "oh OK then, as long as it was just a mouthful' :)
It still makes me laugh that the only time I blatantly disobeyed him was the day I eventually passed my driving test, I wanted to go out in my car which he had brought some time before and he said he would rather I didn't as it was dark......... WHAT! I'd been waiting forEVER to go and drive, that is soooooo unfair! I thought about it for a bit and was so outraged and disappointed that I just thought, No, I'm not listening, I'm doing it anyway, what makes it funny to me is the way I told him...
I went and stood in front of him and said 'Ok, so I have a driving license so I can officially drive, yes?, the car outside is legally mine, and I'm 18 (18, can you believe I was even having the conversation at 18!) so you can't actually stop me doing anything, right?' He agreed with me so I said 'Ok, bye then, I'll be going out in my car now'!
To be fair, I can understand that he didn't want me to go out to the pub (wouldn't have drank though) in the dark when I had never driven at night but I still stand by my reaction!
So, no complaints really Dad, and Happy Father's Day for yesterday xxx