When Dad has a potty mouth
Caregivers hear a lot of strange comments from their older adults. Being politically correct, logical, or polite isn’t something that older adults worry about after a certain age. But sometimes what they say is downright hilarious. Justin Halpern, a young writer, started putting the crazy stuff his 73 year old dad said onto social media and called it Sh*t My Dad Says. Millions of people on Facebook and Twitter loved his dad’s “wisdom!” It got so popular that he turned it into a best-selling book. If your older adult is anything like Justin’s dad, you’ll enjoy the irreverent humor.
Some excerpts from the book Sh*t My Dad Says
I just want silence… Jesus, it doesn’t mean I don’t like you. It just means right now, I like silence more.
Why would i want to check a voicemail on my cell phone? People want to talk to me, call again. If I want to talk to you, I’ll answer.
ON PRESENTS FOR HIS BIRTHDAY
If it’s not bourbon or sweatpants, it’s going in the garbage… No, don’t get creative. Now is not a creative time. Now is a bourbon and sweatpants time.
ON ACCIDENTALLY EATING DOG TREATS
Snausages? I’ve been eating dog treats? Why the f*** would you put them on the counter where the rest of the food is? F*** it, they’re delicious. I will not be shamed by this.
MORE ON COMMUNICATION
You’re like a tornado of bullsh*t right now. We’ll talk again when your bullsh*t dies out over someone else’s house.
I need to change clothes? Wow. That’s big talk coming from someone who looks like they robbed a Mervyn’s.
FB posts and Tweets are as funny as ever
These days, Justin isn’t posting new material too often, but the existing stuff on his Twitter feed and Facebook wall is great. It’s perfect for quick entertainment and laughs during a coffee or sanity break.
A good gift idea?
Older adults who might have a similar way of thinking or expressing themselves might get a kick out of this book. It could be a great gift idea! Plus if you both read it, you could laugh together about your favorite parts.
Justin’s writing isn’t for those who don’t like to hear curse words or when people express themselves in a no-holds barred way. But once you get past the inappropriate language, we think you’ll enjoy the emotional honesty and the love and affection that shine through each story. Besides, it might remind you of sh*it your own mom or dad says.
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By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
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