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Sunday Snippet: What Makes a Dad A Dad… And A GiveAway of Course!!!

June 23rd, 2010 · 26 Comments

So Sunday was Father’s Day and I will be honest, just like I am not very good at Mother’s Day … I am really not great at Father’s Day. I am all for encouraging Dad’s, but it’s an every day thing not a once a year thing. Our Father Person is loved and adored to distraction – everyday!!! And his children ply his keyboard with little love offerings of arts and artifacts on a daily basis. They cry when he can’t make it home for dinner, they sigh when he has to be somewhere else, they rejoice when he has a plan and they love nothing better than chilling out with him.

And did I say I had a fun GiveAway…

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Anyway I decided to interview the potential mom’s and dad’s in our house: “What makes a great Dad?”… they rephrased it to be “What makes their Dad a Great Dad?” and who can blame them!!! This was their unedited reply:


  • Hood #1: A good dad loves his kids completely, he is polite, he buys them treats and he prays with them. Did you know that God invented Fatherhood, he is our Ultimate Father.
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  • Hood #2: He has a kind loving attitude and listens to his kids. It’s all about his manners!!!
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  • Hood #3: He is kind, he believes in “girls first” and reads your school with you when you get behind and makes me think it isn’t so bad.
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  • Hood #4: He gets you nice presents and teaches you all about God. A good Dad buys his wife chocolate.
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  • Hood #5: A tree house maker. And he has a good heart. I didn’t even know that tree houses were an issue, since my kids built their tree house, I didn’t know the father person had anything to do with it… so I queried the response… “He allows it” nuff said…
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  • Hood #6: Playing. This is a girl of few and carefully selected words.
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  • Hood #7: A squeal of delight and dash to the door to see if he was home yet…
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  • Hood #8: A wriggle with joy… He definitely sees his dad as the fun factor.

So now you know according to the Se7en Hoods: A father person needs se7en P’s to be a great father – no Pressure!!!:

  • Prayerful.
  • Polite.
  • Persuasive.
  • Presents, of the giving kind.
  • Permission. (to build!!!!)
  • Playful.
  • Present, in the being sense.
  • Positive.

And the promised GiveAway a really cool way to have some Bible fun with your kids!!! It’s an Audio book from Scripture Union. 6 CD’s about an hour long each. It comes with a booklet, which lists each of the stories on the CD’s and is illustrated with the most divine little Bible people toys, that my kids would so love to play with!!! The stories are short, with a Bible reference at the start of each of them. Great listening for little kids, a great introduction to the Bible and a fun opener to talk about Bible stories with your kids. We have really really enjoyed it!!!

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As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway…


The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Friday, 25 June 2010, and I will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here, and I mean forever, but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!

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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jennifer McJunkin // Jun 23, 2010 at 1:31 am

    This looks great! Count us in.

  • 2 Carrie // Jun 23, 2010 at 3:01 am

    I’d love a shot at it. We haven’t done much in the way of bible study around here and it’s high time we got the kids started.

  • 3 Angela Friesen // Jun 23, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Very cool way to learn our Bible Stories! Thanks for the opp!

  • 4 Aunty Muffin // Jun 23, 2010 at 8:10 am

    What a lovely tribute by the kids to their dad!
    I agree with the chocolate part especially!!

  • 5 Baglady // Jun 23, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I think you were great at the Father’s day celebration. Its good for the Father people to know what the kids think about them.

  • 6 Jess // Jun 23, 2010 at 10:46 am

    lovely! my kids are dad fans too!

  • 7 Melanie Grant // Jun 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I agree, I think Dad’s should be appreciated every day of the week! I have 4 children and friends often ask how I cope (though not anywhere near 8!) but I always tell them that my hubby is a team player. If he weren’t I probably would never have ventured further than 1.

  • 8 Katherine // Jun 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Fantastic. I love your site, I check in at least once a day all the way from the UK. We’d love to win this week. Thanks for your fab work.

  • 9 jacki // Jun 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Loved the drawings and the sayings. I think they covered it all!! Even got the chocolate in there!!!!

  • 10 Ananda // Jun 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    We are also dad fans! Love the guy! Did you start school again?

  • 11 Mliss // Jun 23, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    looks awesome! can relate to the squeals of delight at dads arrival! 😉

  • 12 Cilla // Jun 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I have been .looking for something EXACTLY like this for my children. They love listening to stories on CD.. and Bible stories would be WONDERFUL!

  • 13 Cara Kapp // Jun 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    My kids love their dad and all the fun they have with him! Would love this book.

  • 14 Nina // Jun 24, 2010 at 5:24 am

    what a wonderful tribute to what type of person their father is. I love all the portraits! 🙂

  • 15 deb // Jun 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

    love the pics and the thoughts on fatherhood! the CDs sound great – a great resource for car journeys

  • 16 Kath Malan // Jun 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I love Hood 1’s response – we do have the most amazing heavenly father and what a role model for our dads to follow! My 3 boys have a wonderful dad who reads the bible to them every evening so would love to win this book!

  • 17 sands1978 // Jun 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I would surely love this one. Take care…

  • 18 Mamalion // Jun 25, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Oh, this one looks good!

  • 19 Abbi // Jun 25, 2010 at 5:24 am

    That book and cds and stuff sounds really fun! I have 4 youngsters that would love it!
    I really enjoyed seeing all of your kids’ pictures and comments. How very sweet!

  • 20 Sue // Jun 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Looks great!!

  • 21 Tara // Jun 28, 2010 at 12:35 am

    What an array of hairstyles!

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  • 25 Marcia (123 blog) // Jun 16, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Amen to the good dad buying his wife chocolate 🙂

  • 26 se7en // Jun 17, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Hay Marcia, This young man is sure going to be quite a catch in his day!!! If he has already figured out the whole chocolate situation!!! Hope you have the best week!!!

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