Mischief & Daredevil Misadventures: Reasons Why Boys Need Dads [42 PICS]

June 11th, 2013 Permalink

Boys will be boys and who understands that better than a grown boy, a dad? He was once a boy in mischief, full of daredevil energy for fun misadventures. Here are photographic examples of boys being boys to show reasons why boys might need their father. Of course we’re not discounting the value and power of what moms can do in these same situations, but having once been a boy, now a big boy, dad might understand this in a different way. Sprinkle in some quotes and here is lighthearted tribute to dads. Happy Father’s Day! [42 Photos]

Danger Keep Out, why boys need their father

Danger Keep Out! Why boys need their father. Photo #1 by Tom Woodward

Little boy climbing

Little boy climbing. “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society,” ~ quote by Billy Graham. Photo #2 by Cia de Foto

Sitting on the Handlebars Facing Backwards Riding Forward

Sitting on the Handlebars Facing backwards riding forward in the middle of a crowded week-end Ocean Avenue down the Shore. Photo #3 by Jackie (Sister72)

Playing with matches

Playing with matches. Photo #4 by Josh Vaughn

Tonle Sap - boy rowing in a bath tub

Tonle Sap – boy rowing in a bath tub. Photo #5 by John Roberts

Child playing with crocodile

The photographer wrote, “Had my son climb a crocodile so I could get a quick pic of him on it. As soon as he climbed one of them about 5 others started right for him. I immediately took the picture and ran to grab him. One of the crocodiles (lower left of pic) opened its mouth and was about to eat my poor boy. Scared the sh*t out of me. He lunged at him just as I grabbed him by his clothes. If I would have waited even 2 seconds more before I grabbed him, my boy would have been croc lunch. The picture is real, trust me after I showed my wife the photo she almost killed me.” Photo #6 by Rob Tom

9 year old boy keeps a 5 meter long python snake as his pet

9 year old boy keeps a 5 meter long python snake as his pet. Photo #7 by John Einar Sandvand, Cambodia Tales

Warning Sharp Drop Off

Warning Sharp Drop Off. “If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right,” ~ quote by Bill Cosby. Photo #8 by slightly-less-random

Love is wallowing in the Mud like Pigs

Love is wallowing in the Mud like Pigs. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow,” ~ quote by Reed Markham, American educator. Photo #9 by Mary W

Boy playing with a knife

Little boy playing with a big knife. Photo #10 by Wagner T. Cassimiro “Aranha”

Good luck, kid and child climbing

“Dad – Ask him when Mom says no,” ~ quote by unknown author. Photo #11 by Jason Rodman & #12 by Zoriah

Tiny Bond, James Bond

Tiny Bond, James Bond. “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it,” ~ quote by Clarence B. Kelland. Photo #13 by Tom Woodward

Boy on the precipice and throwing rocks into the dark abyss

Boy on the precipice and throwing rocks into the dark abyss. “A father is a banker provided by nature,” ~ French Proverb. Photo #14 by woodleywonderworks

Boy on a roof in Lavena

Boy on a roof in Lavena. “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father,” quote by Pope John XXIII. Photo #15 by Mike Stenhouse

Owen In Flight

Boy In Flight. “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years,” ~ quote by Mark Twain. Photo #16 by ClickFlashPhotos / Nicki Varkevisser

Climbing seemed like a good idea at the time

Climbing seemed like a good idea at the time. Photo #17 by woodleywonderworks & #18 by Amanda Tipton

Daredevil Flynn

Daredevil Flynn. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection,” ~ quote by Sigmund Freud. Photo #19 by sean dreilinger

working the sad face, No bud you can't get on the roof

The photographer wrote, “Working the sad face. No, bud, you can’t get on the roof.” Photo #20 by Amanda Tipton

We weren't eating markers

We weren’t eating markers. Quote by Michael Jordan, ~ “My Father…He was there when I didn’t understand, he was there when I was wrong, he was there when I cried, he was there when I lied. For some reason my dad was always there, when I needed him the most. His love was never ending. And now that he’s gone there is an emptiness in my world, but not in my heart.” Photo #21 by Jessica Lucia

3 year old with paint

3 year old with paint. Photo #22 by Thomas Hawk

Spray paint in hand, graffiti, boy tags wall

“A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be,” ~ quote by unknown. Photo #23 by Raul Lieberwirth

Boy with bandaids taped over his mouth

Boy with bandaids taped over his mouth. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong,” ~ quote by unknown author. Photo #24 by Jessica Lucia

Little boy triptych

The photographer wrote, “My dad sent these photos he took of me as a little boy. So i put them into a triptych.” Photo #25 by Wil Stuckey

iwillnotsurvivethisboyschildhood, little boy on rope bridge

The boy on rope bridge. His mother wrote, “iwillnotsurvivethisboyschildhood.” Robert Frost once said ~ “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.” Photo #26 by marymactavish

Spread your wings

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me,” ~ quote by Jim Valvano. Photo #27 by Amanda Tipton

Daredevil tricks, why boys need their dads

Daredevil tricks, why boys need their dads. “My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic,” ~ quote by Spike Milligan. Photo #28 by bairo & #29 by JB London

Aspiring Busker

Five-year-old member of Ketchoz Clan at Toronto Buskerfest. Photo #30 by Kevin White


“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters,” ~ quote by George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640. Photo #32 by woodleywonderworks

The Dream of Icarus

The Dream of Icarus. “A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season” Photo #33 by Stefano Corso

Spiderman and toddler caught in the act

Spiderman and toddler caught in the act. Photo #34 by hyperboreal & #35 by This Year’s Love

The Boy up to no good, smearing baby powder on the floor

Boy smearing baby powder on the floor. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons,” ~ quote by Johann Schiller. Photo #36 by Alec Couros

Toddler on sled, cold winter's day

“The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother,” ~ quote by Anjaneth Garcia Untalan. Army Photo #37 by COL James Rentz

Give me 5 my friend

“Give me five, my friend.” Quote by Harmon Killebrew ~ “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’ ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys’.” Photo #38 by Matthew Fang

Exposed to Red Light dangers

Waco, Texas. September 1913. “Messenger boy working for Mackay Telegraph Company. Said fifteen years old. Exposed to Red Light dangers.” Photo #39 by Lewis Wickes Hine via Tom Wigley

Disposal of Old Christmas Trees

Children in Rotterdam burn Christmas trees. “I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started,” ~ quote by Bartrand Hubbard. Photo #40 by theirhistory

Promoting English Children Breaking & Entering

“Promoting English Children Breaking & Entering. Also promoting Canned Goods from England & Wales.” Michael Bergin once said, “A father’s disappointment can be a very powerful tool.” Photo #41 by theirhistory

Walk With Me

Walk With Me. “Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful,” ~ quote by Cindy Crawford. Photo #42 by Karen Hunnicutt

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