Anyone who has read this blog more than a few times knows I have a coupla kids. One is a math major up in Bellingham, Western Washington University just finishing up his sophomore year. The other is the Manchild, a freshman longboarder in high school. I have hopes he will pass is classes and be a sophomore next year…
I get in trouble regularly from my wife Michelle saying I am not the best dad in the world. I can’t pin down the exact reasons why I say that, but I blame TV. I look at Ward Cleaver, Mile Brady, hell even Hasselhoff on Baywatch, and I feel more like Al Bundy.
I post this sitting in a hotel room with my lovely bride, enjoying a weekend for us after an ugly work week, at the Willows lodge. I look on facebook to find out somehow the manchild has broken his longboard and can’t skate in a deal coming up.
There isn’t a boarding store open at this time, but I can’t help thinking a real dad could break out a band saw and build a damn board before morning. Me, I got nuthin.