Dad’s Day in Paradise Finalists
The finalists for the Funniest Father contest have been chosen! Now it’s up to YOU to crown this year’s Funniest Father! Just read through each entry and click your choice on the poll below. This year’s winner will win spa admission and lunch for two, a Custom Massage and a Gentleman’s Hot Towel Facial. It will truly be a “Dad’s Day in Paradise!” Voting ends Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:00 A.M so make sure and cast your vote!
And the finalists are………..
#1-“Hospital Gown Mishap”
We just gave birth to a gorgeous baby girl April 10, 2010 and he was very excited when the day came to bring her into the world! I must have been too distracted with the contractions to notice just how NERVOUS he was though. It was the middle of the night when I woke him up and let him know it was time to go to the hospital. He frantically got everything ready, loaded up the car, and whisked me away. We arrived and checked into Triage where the nurse took us into a little private area and instructed us to get comfortable. I was in a lot of pain so I just got up on the bed and laid on my side. The nurse then handed my husband my gown and said “OK just get mom comfortable and the gown on. Then we will be ready to start monitoring the baby’s progress and move you into a room upstairs.” I was just laying there with my eyes closed trying to breathe until I heard the curtain open and the nurse start laughing HYSTERICALLY. I turned to see what she was laughing at and realized my husband in his new father frenzy had stripped down to his boxers and had put on MY small hospital gown. At 6 ft tall wearing my gown (I’m 5 ft tall) he was surely a sight to see. The best part is that we didn’t have time for him to change and we had to head right up to my Labor & Delivery Room so he had to walk by all the other nurses who were dying laughing as well since everyone could hear the whole ordeal through our curtain.–Melissa
#2-“The Bra at Breakfast”
Once when I was getting my clothes out of the drying one evening I dropped one of my bras on the floor. I didn’t realize it until I woke up for breakfast the next day and my Dad was at the head of the table wearing it over his PJ’s. We all had a good laugh.–Autumn
#3-“Alaskan Cruise Boogie”
My dad and his wife joined me, my husband, and my daughter on a cruise ship for my 25th birthday. We were set to sail through Alaska and view all its beauty, when Mother Nature decided to turn on us. Needless to say, it wasn’t the fun-filled family adventure we had planned on it being. What better thing to do on a cruise ship to kill time than eat and drink? My father is a very reserved, soft-spoke man who does not like to draw attention to himself. One night, we all had enjoyed one too many cocktails and decided to head down to the ships all-age nightclub. My husband and I were swinging our little girl around on the dance floor with other families with small children when all of a sudden that 70’s song “Get Your Back Up Off the Wall” came on. My dad (who had been downing a few more Martini’s) shot out of his chair as soon as he heard the first few beats of the song. He started asking women around him if they wanted to dance. They just laughed uncomfortably and ignored him, so I told him I would dance with him. He started dancing with his back up against one of the pillars on the dance floor, grinding his butt back and forth against it, all while singing the entire song. I was so embarrassed! My husband and daughter were just staring at him in disbelief and his wife was just covering her face. It was like one of those moments in a movie, where they clear the dance floor for the best dancer to bust out all of his moves, but in this case, it was to watch a middle-aged, bald guy with no rhythm gyrating by himself as his daughter is standing next to him.–Jennifer
#4-“Embarrassing Kiss Goodnight”
It was Saturday night, I was 16 and had just been out on a date with this guy from church. Being sure to make curfew, we came back just in time to say goodnight, okay kiss goodnight in the car rather than at the door. It was a good thing it wasn’t a kiss at the door, because my dad (not paying attn to time) had come out the front door to get the newspaper. The only problem was he was in his underwear!! It’s a date I’ll never forget.–Tami
#5-“The Fart Poser”
He has been labeled as a “fart-poser!” Yes, that’s right. He loves to wait until there is a crowded room, especially if mom is there, and let one rip while he strikes a pose! It is his favorite party trick. He has been teaching the grand kids this trick as well and my 9 year-old son is picking it up. He is also the king of impressions. The problem is that EVERY impression he makes sounds like a Russian guy. He tells most jokes in this voice as well. It doesn’t matter how bad the joke is, we all crack up! He gives people some of the most hilarious nicknames and loves to use some of the silliest sayings. A day doesn’t go by that he isn’t doing something to make us laugh and embarrass my mom.–Jen