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Gary Varvel

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Congratulations to all of those who call themselves Fathers and who have kids that call them, Dad, Pop, or Papa. Any male can become a father, but it takes an involved father to be a dad.
    Being a Faddah can be a muddah.
    Happy Father’s Day, Gents.
    And thanks to the Mothers who put up with us as we learned how to become Fathers.

  2. Wayne

    Wayne GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Respectful Troll, excellent comment.
    My first reaction on seeing the cartoon: Enjoy them while they’re like that, Dad. I’m helping raise the 2nd generation, after the 1st decided it was too much trouble.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Many of my friends who “served” had the same thing as fathers that I did, PTSD made it difficult to feel “attachment” and “love”, even for our kids. I was lucky enough to have a spouse who helped me through over three difficult decades before getting “help” with the problem. Many were not so lucky. Also, one of the greatest things my kids DID understand, as they grew a little older, was why that distance existed, and both said “it’s okay, Dad.”

    Now, after 13 years “service” my son is having the same problems, but at least folks are there for him much sooner to offer help, and guidance. (He also calls me frequently, as Dad has “been there, done that”, and can understand that just listening is often doing, a LOT!)

    Sorry to hear your situation, really, Ima, but it explains a lot.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    When I was a kid me and my sisters would grab on to my dad’s legs and he would drag us across the tile while we were giggling the whole time.

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