Students from George Town Primary wrote the following essays for Father’s Day, which is Sunday.
What my Father means to me
When I have nothing to do my dad always has a game up his sleeve. If it is raining cats and dogs we sometimes play, playing cards or a board game. If it is sunny outside, we play with the Frisbee or I climb in the sea grape tree in the back of our house and see how long I can hang from a branch!
Sometimes I ask myself what makes a great dad? It is not really about what a father does for you, it is really a caring and loving heart that makes an awesome father. That is what I think makes a real dad.
My dad is special to me because he helps my mom take care of my brother and me. Also when we are up to mischief he tells us what to do!
I love my dad because he is helpful to my brother and me. Sometimes he helps me with my homework when I get a little rusty. He helps my brother find something to do while I try to concentrate on doing my homework. Also when my mommy is sick my dad is always there to comfort me around hard times.
Sometimes I wonder why are dads important. My dad is important because without him I don’t know what I would do. This is how I would put it. If I need comfort my mom gives me comfort but if my mom needs comfort who is going to comfort her? So my dad plays a big part in the family. That is why dads are important
Jelani Morrison, 10
My dad is not a super hero to the world, but he’s the superman in my family.
My father is more than special; he’s a one in a million dad. Every day he works hard to keep me happy and safe. When I look at my dad each day I see the man I want to be. That’s what makes him extra special to me.
He is important; his love for me is like what oxygen is to life. There is nothing too big he wouldn’t do, no sacrifice too huge that he wouldn’t make. I think of this all more than makes him great.
I follow him around all the time, hoping to learn all I can from him. I love how patient he is with me, even when things get technical he finds a way to make me learn it is the simplest way. I love doing things with him, like going to baseball together, the park, choir practice and most of all listening to him read to me before I fall asleep.
Sometimes I think he is an angel sent from God just for me, I love my dad and I know he loves me too. I wish everyone would experience a bond like this, I love you daddy and you are the best.
James Ebanks, 8
What my Dad means to me
My dad is the reason I try to do well in class. He inspires me to want to do my work, he tells me what’s right from wrong and he scolds me when I am wrong.
At nights we play cards while my mom’s asleep and he’s the one that tucks me in. Before he does we lay down in my bed and I put my head on his chest and we watch “Jessie” until I fall asleep.
My dad has an interesting job. He works as a photographer on one of Captain Marvin’s boats named “The Tortuga”. He works with Captain Chris. He takes pictures of tourists holding or kissing stingrays at Stingray City. I like his job because I sometimes go with him to learn how to snorkel and I make new friends too.
My daddy is the one that cooks my breakfast, lunch and dinner all the time. My favourite dish is the Chicken Alfredo Pasta. He is an excellent cook. Maybe he should have been a chef instead.
My mom has a video of my birth and I was given a chance to watch it. From that moment when I saw the look on my dad’s face I knew that he fell in love with me. He was the first person I smiled with and I knew that he was my super hero.
Vasti O’Connor, 8
My amazing Father
My life is full of joy and laughter when he is around; he treats me like a princess. Another man like him can never be found. He is special, there is no doubt.
My father is my friend and my confidant. I can share everything with him without a tear. We have a special bond and I thank God every day for making him the person he is.
Even though my daddy is the most hard working man I know that’s not what makes him most important. He is important to me because he makes time to keep his family happy and feeling loved. My father has all the qualities for a great dad. Even though he is my friend, he keeps me in line all the time.
I love my daddy; I wish to find a husband just like him when I grow up, a man with virtue, honesty, who’s loving, kind and true. My father, he’s my hero; he is my role model for life.
Jamie Ebanks, 8
What my Father means to me
My father means a lot to me. His name is Paul A. Daley. My dad is a security officer at the Health Services Authority (George Town Hospital). I will try to explain in such a small amount of words.
My father goes out 98.99 per cent of his life to go to work so he can get some money to provide lunch money for me to go to school. He gives it to me in the mornings with a kiss on the cheek to say have a good day and learn all that you can learn.
There are several activities that my father and I do; they are reading, board games (Ludo, Snakes and Ladders and Checkers), indoor and outdoor games (Dandy Shandy and Hide and Seek), we both wash dishes together and talk. Out of all these activities the one I like best is reading. My favourite books that my father and I read are the Big Nate books series.
My father goes to work five days a week. On mornings he wears a light blue polyester shirt and navy blue polyester pants. In the evening time he wears a black polyester shirt and black polyester/cotton pants. My father has been working at the hospital for 14 years. The exact date being April 4th, 1999 until now (2013) and he hopes to continue this job until the day he retires.
My father is special to me in the good and bad times. When I do wrong he disciplines me. When I do well he congratulates me. My dad is the most loving person in my life.
Acrostic for my Father:
P – Parent of nine
A – Achieves every goal he sets
U – Usually happy most of the day
L – Loving
Best Father Paul A Daley!
Toni-Ann Daley, 10
My dad is unique. He is kind and very protective of his daughters by helping us with homework and other crises. He looks out for us and always greets us with a smile. Every day I think, wow! Who can wish for a better dad than this?
He is a very strong man because most of the time he plays the role of mom and dad. When my mom is on business trips he prepares breakfast, fruit, snack and lunch. He also does pickups and dropoffs, laundry ironing and most of all making us have fun.
In spite of his illness he helps out in the community by volunteering for such activities at Batabano and Pirates Week. His passion is music; if there is nothing to do during the day he’ll either be making a new song or dropping a beat. Many days I come home from school and I hear music. The thing is, he doesn’t have favourite. He likes all knows all of them. To me it is just amazing.
All this he accomplishes while battling his health issues, which require dialysis treatment three days a week. May God continue to watch over him for many more years.
Nicocia Jones, 10
What my Father means to me
My father has been there for me all my life. He is a hard worker but makes time for me and my sister. When my mom is working late, he takes us places just to hang out. My dad goes to church, he makes us go too and we sometimes have family devotion at home. My dad is strict but loving; he encourages us to be the best we can be at all times. I love my dad for who he is; he is kind not just to our family but to others.
My dad is not a chef but he likes to grill stuff, I especially like it when he does steak. He likes to exercise and sometimes we all go for walks. We go to the beach and have lots of family get togethers so I spend a lot of time with my dad.
Dads are import
ant because mothers need help raising their children. Having a good father has helped me to be disciplined and hard working. I’m thankful to have a father and have him as a part of my life; he is a great role model and friend. My dad is funny too, he watches TV with me and he laughs funny and asks random questions about the show if he wasn’t paying any attention.
Being a dad is hard work, not only providing but it’s about being there for the recitals, bad dreams, scraped knees and hurt feelings. I really love my dad and wouldn’t change him for all the money in the world. Father, Papa, Pops, Dad and Daddy; all these names for him describe the man I love most. Dad, Hon. Marco Archer, I’m so very proud of you and I love you.
Sanaa Archer, 9
What my Father means to me
My father is a wonderful person. Too little understood and I don’t sing his praises as often as I should. My father seems to always be the man who pays the bills. My father struggles daily to live up to “His Image” as protector and provider.
Perhaps that is the reason we sometimes get the notion that fathers are not subject to the thing we call emotion. But look inside your dad’s heart where only God can see. You’ll find he’s sentimental and as soft as can be.
Dads are so busy every day in the gruelling race of life. He leaves sentimental stuff to his partner and his wife. But fathers are just wonderful in a million different ways.
Dads aspire for fortune and success and to make the family proud of him and to bring them happiness.
The first reason that I admire my father is he teaches me about experience. Experience is what you learn from when you go through life. My father always takes care of me first, before he takes care of himself.
Leah Robinson, 10
What my Father means to me
My father means more to me than I could express in 300 words, but I’ll do my best to share how I feel about my dad.
My father is special because he risks his life every day at work to provide for us. He works as a prison officer and oftentimes faces danger and verbal abuse on the job just so he can make a better life for my brother and me. I really appreciate what he does for me. Every now and then we go out and get something as a treat. He is one of the nicest persons I know. He is very generous.
I think dads are important because they are like real life guides. They show you the way to live as men in society and how to choose right from wrong. I guess you can refer to them as your conscience.
I love my dad because he shows mercy and grace to me on many occasions. He takes me out for treats like chocolate or eating at KFC sometimes even though I really don’t always deserve it.
A great dad should provide an equal balance of discipline and a love for God. He should often sit down and talk to you about things in general; your school life, hobbies or any recent activities. He should celebrate with you for even the littlest of accomplishments. He should try to reach out to you with God in any way or form.
My dad and I do some activities together. When we get together we normally go swimming or play video games. Sometimes we just play football outside in the yard. That is pretty much all about my dad and that’s what my father means to me.
Alec Harding, 10
The most influential person in my life is probably not even aware of the things he has taught me or of how much he has affected my existence.
This person has always been in my life, from the day I first opened my eyes to the present moment. This person is a chef by profession and a counsellor to me. He is who I look up to with loving trust and pride. With a willing hand to lend, he is a helper, an adviser and my partner. He showed me the stars and taught me how to reach them. This person is there for me in good and bad times. This person means the world to me, so who is this influential person in my life? He is none other, but my one and only father.
My father acquired his life lessons by overcoming the adversities he faced growing up in Goa, Betalbatim, India. He lost his mother at a very young age. Education costs money in India and there are no such things as public schools. My father is one of seven children in his family; therefore, my grandparents could not afford to provide a high level of education for all of their children. However, he was fortunate enough to reach high school and graduate due to good grades. He did a cookery course and attained a good name for the wonderful job done in his profession, both in his country and abroad. He was working for Carnival cruise Lines but gave up for the sake of the family, as he wanted to be together after getting married. His children man a lot and for our sake, he had to sacrifice so much. No matter; he provides me with all the basic needs.
Marvel Fernandes, 11
A Father’s tale
Fathers are an important part of a child’s upbringing. Their influence is very strong because the dads of today make fathers forever.
Dads are special people in the lives of children. They’re the most understanding of two parents. Dads try to empathise with you as much as they can. They cheer you up in your gloomiest of circumstances. Dads keep you company when nobody is there to comfort you. You can talk to them about anything.
Tim, my best friend and father, was the main reason I hopped out of my solitude life and involved myself in the life of sports and games. My dad and I often played basketball together, quoted movies while in conversation and cracked jokes. I enjoy my father’s company. I adored my dad because he can make the whole room lighten up just by walking inside; he is opinionated, smart and kind. My dad is special because he is the only family member where I can be myself around instead of being sophisticated.
My dad played an important role in my education as should yours. He pushed me to enhance my talent and often said that if you reach for the stars you will achieve. He would read to me on some occasions and we would explore the world of Pride and Prejudice through the love life of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. At home, my dad would teach me how to think for myself and “out of the box” so to speak.
I love my dad because of his cunning ways and clever thoughts; he’s my hero. So wherever you are, whatever you’ve accomplished, remember the positive things about your father. You never know when he could leave you.
Makeda E. Harris, 10