Monday, May 30, 2011

World's Greatest TV Dad

I think the dad of today has evolved over the years. The dads of the good old days ran the house while the wife stayed at home and took care of the kids, cooked, etc. Mom's and Dad's have come a long way. Today, you have stay at home dads and families where both parents work and split the duties down the middle.

I'd like to say that I'm a modern dad and try to do a little bit of everything. Spend some time with my son, do some cooking, and relax when I have the time. I think a great dad is a dad that can do it all. Run a household, change a diaper, cook a meal and do what needs to be done to run a tight ship. Certainly, we have all had some influencers in our lives, from real dads to the ones on TV.

We have all grown up watching TV sitcoms and relating to some shows and laughing at others. But when it comes to Dad's on tv, there certainly are some ones not to forget. It's great, because there is a contest right now to decide who The World's Greatest Dad is. Man of the House.Com is having this contest and it is great!

It is in bracket format like the NCAA tournament and it pairs up two dads from tv and people vote on the winner. There are some old favorite dad's from The Brady Bunch, Little House on the Prarie, Family Ties, Eight is Enough and more. There even some recent dads like Homer Simpson, and the dads from: Friday Night Lights, Modern Family, and Castle.

Who will win? I have made my first round of picks and am looking forward to see who will advance in this tournament. Make your vote count!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received promotional items to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Go Karts!

Last weekend we took my 4 year old son to go bowling. We went to a new place and there happened to be a Go Kart place next door, so we walked in to see what they had to offer. It was your typical place that had mini golf and go karts, etc. We were going to turn around and go bowling, but we saw the dual seat go karts and my son was interested.

I opened my big mouth and asked him if he wanted to ride it, not thinking that he was too small or anything. At first, he wasn't sure. It was really loud and he thought it would be cool, but didn't know what to expect. Then after a conversation with my wife about safety, I decided to tell him that he was too small and that we would do it when he was older. The exact moment that I told him he could NOT do it, was when he said that he wanted to do it! Of course, when you tell a kid he can't do it, he wants to try it. Amazing. At that point, my wife said, well we have to do it now!

So, we did the go karts, I drove with him riding shot gun and my wife followed in a single behind us. At first he covered his ears and held on tight, but after the first lap, he was hootin' and hollerin' and wanted more! After the race, he wanted to do it again and I could see the adrenaline junkie wanted more.

We went again yesterday and he loved it. It was really cool to show him something new like that and see him go through the different emotions. I think my timid son might be breaking out of his shell and he may become a speed demon, with me behind the wheel of course.