One of the perks of parenthood is getting a good laugh at candid comments that unexpectedly come from your kids’ mouths – often with comedic timing.
But it’s also about setting an example, instilling values and watching your kids develop into their own unique person. In celebration of Father’s Day, we asked Enterprise dads what aspect of their job they are most proud to share with their kids, the characteristics they hope to pass on and for a recent gem that made them laugh. Happy Father’s Day to all the Enterprise dads!
“Polly, my 5-year-old, came back from school the other day and explained she knew why I had no hair. I was intrigued (and hoped she may have a cure) only to be told “it is because you are bald!”
“My 4-year-old son, Hector, often asks what I want to be when I grow up!”
“Most recently Skyler said, ‘Guess what, my eye sight is better.’ I asked her how, and she said, ‘Because I ate my carrots for dinner last night.’ We always preach to her that carrots are good to eat for healthy eye sight.”
“It always melts my heart to get that big hug at the end of the day especially when she puts her head on my shoulder and says, ‘I missed you.’ She isn’t aware of Chris Tucker but when you ask her a question she will yell, ‘What you say to me’ in her best Chris Tucker impression, which always is good for a laugh.”
“I recently took my family to a Braves game. My daughter plays softball and she loves going, but we have not always been able to afford take the entire family. After leaving the game one day, my 10-year-old daughter says to me, ‘Dad, I love Enterprise! They take care of us.’ I don’t think I will ever forget that moment.”
“Although my daughters are only 2- and 3-years-old, they are huge Toronto Raptors fans. When the team made it to the NBA finals they both started chanting MVP when they saw Kawhi Leonard on TV. (They might have heard their father!)”
“My son uses the word chicken in sentence replacing the word freaking.”
“My youngest son kept telling me all about Coach Francis. I thought it was a PE teacher in school until he pointed to a picture in our local church. It was then I realized it was Pope Francis. Perhaps he watches too much sport!”