Gray Hair and a Gut are Okay (for me)
I’m not sure if you know this about me, I have kids, young kids. Don’t be so shocked, many “gray haired” gentlemen start having families after the original pigmentation of their hair has left the building. It gives the offspring the misguided idea that their father is wiser than he really might be. I’m not going to tell you what the “gut” around my waist tells them except that Mommy’s a good cook and Daddy eats well at work, too. This leads me to the question I’ve been asking myself in regards to raising children, “is it better to give them the impression that their parents do everything for the good of mankind and have no faults with the exception of the fore mentioned gray hair and the gut inside my 36-waist jeans or should we be honest and let all
our my faults be displayed in front of them to show that mistakes are a realistic part of life?”
The question was rhetorical so let me do the explaining here, please. I think that the kids should not be exposed to any of my faults or they’ll think less of me and my ego can’t take that and it’s important for children to have strong role models. I’m Superman to these little terrorizers and I’d like to keep it that way for at least the next twenty-five years or so. This might take a little hard work and a lot of fibbing but I think we can pull it off if we join together. The only thing I’ll need from all of you is to treat me like I’m better than everyone else. Before you scoff at this just keep in mind that it’s for the kids.
It will be acceptable for you to always put me on a pedestal even if the kids aren’t around to get everyone used to it. Thank you in advance for your support regarding this matter.