Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dishing It


Ok, so Amanda over at Serenity Now - A Mommy's Solution To Staying Sane is hosting a Dishing It party. What is a Dishing It party you might ask? Well being that Father's Day falls in the month of June, this months party is all about the scoop on Dad's.

I know I know.... I said the last time that I'd probably never do something like this again because even in person I am virtually anti-social, but I used to go to school with Amanda way back when (I feel so old saying that) and she was even kind enough to bring me dinner one day after I had my youngest so I figured I'd give this one a shot too.

Favorite Tv or Movie Dad: This one is going to be a toughy.... as there are several
  • Dan Conner (John Goodman) from the show Roseanne: He's a down to earth guy that works hard to keep his family afloat but does so, not necessarily tirelessly, but no matter what obstacles seem to throw themselves in his way. And he does it all with a sense of humor.
  • Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) from the movie Taken: He stops at nothing to find and save his daughter who has been kidnapped in a different country and is about to be sold as a "slave". Even though the pair are not exactly seeing eye to eye at the beginning of the movie, that does nothing to lessen the love he has for his daughter and his determination to find her.
  • Arthur Weasley (Mark Williams) from the Harry Potter movies/books: Harry is not his child. And yet he treats him as if he were his own son which is something poor Harry never got to experience before.

What's the best thing about your dad? He's selfless. He might be more quiet than a lot of other dads I've met, but he would do anything for any one of his children, biological or not. And their children for that matter. When I was little, he was the kind of dad that would sleep on the floor in our bedroom if me or my brother had a bad dream or were scared of a thunderstorm or something... just to make sure we could sleep through the rest of the night.

What's something you enjoyed doing with your dad when you were a child? My dad would play board games with my brother and I. All kinds of board games. No matter how silly and mindless they might have been. And if he didn't really enjoy it, he never showed it. And he always took us to get Tropical Sno on summer days that were way too hot. Despite the myriad of flavors everyone else always chose to try, my dad would always say "I think I'm going to try something new this time" and then ALWAYS get rootbeer.

Tell us a funny story about your dad. This might be one of those "you had to be there" moments, but I will never forget it.... and I will never let HIM forget it. He was reading to me one day from a book about horses and their ancestors (don't remember the reason why, but that's not important). He liked to move syllables around and make jokes about what he was reading... When we got to the part about how they had been GRASS EATERS, without meaning to I'm sure, because he was reading through kind of fast, he thought he'd switch words around a bit and out popped ASS GREATERS instead. Oops. I was only around 6-8 years old at the time but I thought it was the FUNNIEST thing ever. And like I said, I won't ever let him forget it.

So there you have it. My second ever blogging party. Please don't hold the social awkwardness against me for too long. I promise I'll get better. :-P


  1. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man! I love the @$$ greaters! That is too funny! Welcome to your second party every! Hope to see you in the future!

  2. That's a great story about your dad! I find it's much easier to "talk" to people through blogs than in real life =)

  3. Fun story! Congrats on your second party ever, this is my first party ever!

  4. Hi, Tara! :) I actually think the "ass greaters" is pretty funny. My dad used to do board games with us too, and he'd get so mad b/c when we got Mousetrap out we just wanted to trap the mouse instead of play the game. ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up with me. Have fun "partying." :)