I think part of good parenting is boundaries. I think parents should have their own identity seperate from their kids and vice versa. We all have our own tastes, wants, desires, and thoughts – and I think we should all embrace that. I hope that I’ll be able to support my kid’s taste and I hope that he’ll be able to support mine.
Though I could just be talking out of my butt and trying to justify why I already asked my wife if I could leave her and the kid for a few hours on July 20th. Yes, the kid isn’t born yet, and I’m already seeing if I can have some alone time. Though, to be honest, this won’t be alone time – in fact, I’ll be stuck in a theatre with a million another folks because Batman comes out that day. A happy dad is a good dad, right? Now, before you hate on me too much, please realize that I already plan to be that dad bringing his kid to see superhero movies when he is four or five – whenever he can sit still. I’ll bribe him with comic books, action figures, and a popcorn the size of his head. But not soda, of course, because that won’t be allowed anymore (grrrrr).