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John Eggers: Standards for dad: How are you doing?

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Someone once said, “The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad.” Whoever said that was a wise person. I wish I’d thought of it.

Since God made all dads, the standards to be a dad are high. What do you think they might be? I have ten for your consideration.

• Standard 1. You have to love soap-on-a-rope.

Bill Cosby said, “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”

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