Meanwhile, the dads have three or four of their own ‘exclusive’ arrangements.
And they are brutally frank about whom to blame: their older brothers and sisters, and their moms and dads.
They will have been drilled ceaselessly by demanding moms, dads, teachers and coaches.
recorded from c.1500, but probably much older, from child's speech, nearly universal and probably prehistoric (cf. Welsh tad, Irish daid, Czech, Latin, Greek tata, Lithuanian tete, Sanskrit tatah, all of the same meaning).