They grill. They drill. They fill [our tires with air].
What would we do without them? Since we celebrated these champions yesterday, we thought it would be fun to ask the fathers in our world some questions. Let’s get to it.
Here’s the lineup of men.
Michael-married to our oldest sister, Saralyn.
Andy-married to our second oldest sister, Leila
Our dad aka Chuckles
Mark-married to Caroline
Question: Which dad in pop culture would you compare yourself to?
Michael-Phil Dunphy from Modern Family
Andy-No answer. Let’s do better next time, Andy
Chuckles-Elvis. Our mother questioned this answer, so then he said his next answer would be Andy Griffith.
Mark-Tim Taylor on Home Improvement
Question: What’s something you would consider failure as a dad?
Michael-I’ve failed at teaching everyone in the house to shut a dresser drawer.
Andy-Not being available to make it to all games and event and patience in teaching them anything.
Chuckles-Working so much to provide so missing opportunities. We really thought he would say that time he wrecked our oldest sister’s car when she was in high school, and he lied about the whole situation and acted like he didn’t know what happened. He has yet to admit to this, so I guess his admission wouldn’t happen on Dramatic in the Best Way.
Mark-Not being able to tell the twins apart until they were about 3 months old.
Yes, the father of our twins couldn’t tell them apart until they were about 90 days old. I’d quiz him often, and it was embarrassing mostly because they aren’t identical but also because he’s their father.
Question: What’s something that has surprised you as a parent?
Michael-How demanding a 4 year old little girl can be.
Andy-Coming come from a bad day of work and how quickly my boys can make the bad disappear.
Chuckles-How much time it takes to be a good parent.
Mark-It’s amazing the amount of free time I had before kids.
Question:Can you say the birthdays of all of your kids?
Michael-He got them correct.
Andy-He also got them correct.
Chuckles- The only one he got correct was his oldest child. His date for Leila was six days late, and his years were off for his last two daughters. So close, Chuckles!
Mark-He shockingly got them correct. This man knows everything and is too smart for his own good, but I’ll have to tell him 16 times that I have a doctor’s appointment the next day and need him to watch the girls, and then he will still forget.
Question: What advice would you give to a new parent?
Michael-Don’t give up.
Andy-Time is the most valuable thing we have. Make memories and go on trips. Those last a life time. We can verify that he is true to his word on this. This family LOVES a vacation.
Chuckles-Enjoy everyday with your kids. They grow up way too fast.
Mark-Keep a cool head and try not to laugh when your kids do something bad because then your wife will be angry. This is true. I feel like I have four kids sometimes.
There you have it.
Where would we be without you, dads? You teach us to close drawers and you laugh when we are inappropriate. We salute you.