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June 10, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Modern Family

So, if you’ve ever read this blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of ABC’s Modern Family. I often take some key parenting tips from the show.  So I thought it would be a good idea to share some fatherly words of wisdom from America’s best father, Phil Dunphy.   How could you not follow advice from this guy:

Without further delay, take it away Phil:

“You never want your kids to see you scared. You want to be that rock that they grab a hold of in a stormy sea. Actually, a rock would sink. So a floating rock.”

“Give a kid a bird and he becomes one of those weird dudes who walks around with a bird on his shoulder. But give him a pair of wings, he can fly… unless he has absolutely no hand-eye coordination.”

“I always felt bad for people with emotionally distant fathers; it turns out I’m one of them. It’s a miracle I didn’t end up a stripper.”

“I act like a parent and talk like a peer, I call it “peerenting.”"

“In nature, fathers are known to eat their young. Is it because they’re delicious? No. It’s because they want to give their female bear, giraffe, what have you, the honeymoon they never had. Just to be clear, I’m not condoning eating your kids – but I sure as heck know why giraffes do it.”

And of course one not parenting related but one my wife hears often:

“It’s just the beginning. Buckle your seatbelt, lady. You’re being wooed.”

December 21, 2009

Careful of Parental Declarations

As many parents probably do, I sometimes have a tendency to get a bit carried away and make broad declarations, especially when it comes to disciplinary matters. There are many times when I proclaim how things will be if my rules aren’t followed. Often, as soon as the words are out of my mouth, I regret it because I’ve now painted myself into that parental corner. Don’t follow through with the threat and the Little Man will know I’m full of it. I came across this great clip from ABC’s Modern Family that demonstrates exactly what I do. I hope you enjoy:

I’ve never gone as far to cancel Christmas, but who knows what I’m capable of in the heat of the moment. Fortunately there are no videos of me (that I’m aware of) making such proclamations.