How Dads Really Build Muscle

All dads know where strength REALLY comes from, don’t they?

We’re in the middle of digging a 10-foot deep hole around our entire house to fix a problem with the foundation. My main job during this activity is to haul up buckets of dirt from the bottom of the pit. My son Kevin was ‘helping’ me do this and we had the following conversation:

KEVIN: Dad, how are you lifting that much dirt?

ME: Because I’m strong.

KEVIN: How do I get strong?

ME: You grow up and go through puberty.

KEVIN: What’s puberty?

ME: It’s where you get hair in your armpits.

KEVIN: What’s an armpit?

ME: (I hold open my T-shirt sleeve so he can see my armpit)

KEVIN: Whoa! You must be REALLY strong.


I’ve laughed about that for days now. I love that little guy!

Written by Bryun Lemon

Bryun believes in having fun. Whether it's a date with his sweetheart, a trip to the grocery store, a walk up the road or a post about one of his eight crazy kids, this crazy dad likes to have fun.

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