Some worry about becoming their parents. I worry about becoming Phil Dunphy.
It’s said, “A Dad is his son’s first hero, and his daughter’s first love.” I imagine in many cases this is probably true? Those of you with younger kids, like me (our daughter is 4), do you ever worry about the day when your hero or first love status wanes? I do.
Those of you with children in their teens or older, please weigh in on this fear many of us have. Is it inevitable that the day will come when we become an embarrassment to our kids? A day when she’ll look at me like Phil Dunphy’s kids look at him on Modern Family?
“I’m cool dad, that’s my thang. I’m hip, I surf the web, I text. LOL: laugh out loud, OMG: oh my god, WTF: why the face?” ~Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
What can we do to at least minimize the disconnect I’ve observed others have with their kids as they grow up. Would I be correct in guessing the investment in time and love we make today can at least mitigate the negative aspects of the teen years? What else?