A Child's Lament
Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was.
- 4 Years Old -- My Daddy can do anything.
- 5 Years Old -- My Daddy knows a whole lot.
- 6 Years Old -- My Daddy is smarter than your Dad.
- 8 Years Old -- My dad doesn't know exactly everything.
- 10 Years Old -- In the olden days when my Dad grew up, things were different.
- 12 Years Old -- Oh well, naturally, Father doesn't know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
- 14 Years Old -- Don't pay any attention to my Father. He is so old fashioned.
- 21 Years Old -- Him? Lord, he's so hopelessly out of date.
- 25 Years Old -- Dad knows a little about it, but then he should, because he's been around so long.
- 30 Years Old -- Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he's had a lot of experience.
- 35 Years Old -- I'm not going to do a single thing until I talk to Dad.
- 40 Years Old -- I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise and had a world of experience.
- 50 Years Old -- I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him.