Day 147: Bill Cosby on Fatherhood 50/50


If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. -Bill Cosby

When I read this, I think of one Bill Cosby’s most famous sketches about chocolate cake. When left to fend for the children’s breakfast, he told his kids that they could have chocolate cake. The rest, well, doesn’t go down so well. I will let you see for yourself.

Sometimes as dads, we have to make decisions like this. We have a choice between cereal and chocolate cake, one choice that is practical that another choice that will make us more popular with the kids. In my experience, sometimes one way is best, sometimes the other depending on the situation. I wouldn’t ever feed my kids chocolate cake for breakfast but that doesn’t mean that I never do something fun and spontaneous for them.

Good luck all you dads out there, and may the odds be ever in your favor.


One thought on “Day 147: Bill Cosby on Fatherhood 50/50

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