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Don’t let Dad off the hook for his dad-ism this Father’s Day.

Irritating? Occasionally. Embarrassing? Often. Lovable? Mostly. Parents don’t go out of their way to get under kids’ skins. They can’t help it. You might not be able to stop your parents’ parent-isms, but you can certainly call them out on it. Try it with Dad; for every dad-ism he’s guilty of BOOK HIM! this Father’s Day.

Do your phone conversations with him last less than a minute? BOOK HIM!

Has he ever said, ‘Hi hungry, I’m Dad’? BOOK HIM!

Does he ever tell you to just ‘ask your mother’? BOOK HIM!

Has he ever picked you up in his pyjamas? BOOK HIM!

Does he sing and dance in public places? BOOK HIM!

Does he tell embarrassing stories about you to your friends? BOOK HIM!

Has he ever commented on your friends Facebook page with a message for you? BOOK HIM!

Does he ever cook the barbie dressed in a singlet and speedos? BOOK HIM!

Does he ever start a sentence with ‘when I was your age’? BOOK HIM!

Did he ever tell you that the TV ‘needs to go to sleep too’? BOOK HIM!

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