Bard Dad Wisdom #15: Look them in the eye

boy and girl staring in each others eyes

Look them in the eye son, especially when you’re talking to them.

Noel Leigh

Look people in the eye ????. Not only does it help you connect, but it also makes it easier to notice if they’ve got something stuck in their teeth. ???? Besides, it’s the best way to check if they’re awake during your dad jokes! ????????

The Bard Dad

Seeing the Soul: The Art and Wit of Eye Contact

Welcome, brave denizens of Bard Dad’s realm! Today, we embark on a journey right into the windows of the soul: the eyes. As the ancient Bard Dad wisdom #15 goes: “Look at people in the eyes.” After all, if you’re not looking into their eyes, how will you notice the subtle roll when you drop your latest dad joke?

Let’s dive in.

1. The Dad Connection

Dads are renowned for their uncanny ability to make connections, especially when their children come bearing tales of their day. Their secret weapon? The power of eye contact. By simply fixing their gaze, they manage to show they’re all ears (or eyes in this case). In doing so, they offer a sense of importance, the recipient feels heard, valued, even if the story is about how the school hamster escaped.

2. The Comic Trick

Let’s not forget the comic power of eye contact. You see, it’s the secret sauce behind the comedic timing of every dad joke. Think about it. There’s a buildup, then just as he reaches the punch line, he meets your gaze, drops the joke, and there it is, laughter (or groaning) ensues. So, in essence, eye contact is like the drumroll before the cymbal crash in the symphony of humor!

3. The Lifelong Lesson

Apart from being an excellent communication and joke delivery tool, looking people in the eyes is a valuable lesson dads pass on to their children. It teaches the importance of respect, attentiveness, and sincerity in their interactions, a lesson that keeps on giving throughout their lives.


So, there you have it, folks! Eye contact isn’t just a means of nonverbal communication. It’s a powerful tool in the Bard Dad toolbox. It allows you to connect, to joke, and to impart vital life wisdom.

Next time you look someone in the eye, remember, you’re not just practicing good etiquette. You’re following in the noble tradition of Bard Dads everywhere, one eye roll at a time!

Until next time, keep looking, laughing, and learning. After all, in the world of Bard Dad, everyone’s a bard. Stay tuned for more Bard Dad Wisdom, and remember, no eye contact is too small when it comes to delivering a great dad joke.

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Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years
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Just a little boy from Ireland, who became a staunch American while raising three boys, creating three companies, and being married for 30 years