The gap between the 1st part and 2nd part is tricky, it caught me.
Too much of a gap between the question and the answer. I've been caught several times now.
How would one address their father? Not "a athair"?
Gaelic vowels in different words don't like to be next to each other, so there is no 'a' in front of words beginning with a vowel (such as athair)
These kinds of sentences would seem better if all comments. were contained in questions! Eg.
How are you? Fine?