Jum Owookade
2 min readMay 29, 2021

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Me to You: Dad’s Help Rules

(Me to You are a series of letters and poems from fathers to their children, whether present, past or to come. They’ll compile to form poetry books and children books to read to and by children.)

When it comes to helping you, I need you to know that I will always want to help you. I will always want to be there to see you succeed. No matter what it is. But I understand that you’re getting older now, so you may not always want my help or know when you need it. Here are my rules for helping you:

  1. Whenever you ask for help, I will always do my best to help you the best I can.
  2. If you don’t ask for help but I feel you might need some, I will offer my help.
  3. If you say no to my help, I will not help you. If you say yes to it, I will do my best to help you.
  4. If you say no to my help, and I see that you really really need help, I will pull my “Dad Card” and step in to help you.
  5. Lastly, on that super rare occasion, I may not do a lot to help you. When I do this, it’s because I trust you and I am confident that you can and will figure it out by yourself.

You’re going to do great but I want you to know that I will always want to help you. I will always want to be there for you if you let me.

Love,

Dad.

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Jum Owookade

These letters are probably a compilation of a variety of focuses. I’m a Sports Writer who loves God, comics, and storytelling.