Cool dad fail

In another life I imagine myself with five beautiful daughters. In that life I am a hot mess. I live with a shot gun by the door, a taser in my night stand and a bumper sticker on my bullet proof VW van that says,

“Warning: Daughter not sold separately. Includes dad and weapons of mass destruction!”

In that imaginary life my daughters tell everyone that they are being raised by nuns in a convent and that they cannot invite anyone over because the nuns kidnap and send boys into slave labor in some unknown remote region of the Amazon. In truth, they are just afraid that their dad would embarrass them in front of any boys that they might be interested in and they would be (sadly for them) right.

The only accurate portrayal of the dad I would have been with daughters would be Phil Dunphy in the ABC sitcom Modern Family. This clip would totally be me and thank goodness for those little girls who never had the misfortune of calling me dad. My sons suffer a totally different kind of embarrassment.

3 thoughts on “Cool dad fail

  1. LOL! I love Modern Family! My dad had six girls and yes we never did bring any boys around as teenagers. But when we were older dad was pretty cool. Altho’ at that point of our lives he was actually asking us why we weren’t dating. HE pushed us to focus on Education so much that at least for me that was my single focus. But he did embarrass all of us one time in sacrament meeting by announcing to the whole ward a few years ago that he had so many single daughters in need of good men to marry. Thanks Dad! Love this one too.

  2. thanks Seti. He was wise to offer us like cattle to the ward? Samoan ward at that with old single men? smh! I dont know about that bro. He had his moments of patience and impatience too. But yes I miss him dearly. All of his words of advice and counsel over all these years continue to ring true in my ears.

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