“I’ve always had a good relationship with my Dad. He’s awesome. He makes me laugh. I’ve always been able to share things with him.”
So my daughter’s latest post – Revenge Love – begins after a brief explanation of the title (you’ll have to read the post to find out what it means). Yes, she’s chosen to write a post all about ME. Aww….how sweet.
Well, it would be, except that Amory has decided to bare all and given away a few embarrassments alongside. As if I don’t embarrass myself enough as it is already!
Anyway, for better or for worse she has written not so much a tribute as a…critique of what it is to have me as a dad. She talks about our mutual loves of music and writing as well as what it is like to have your dad being your science teacher. All things considered, I could have come out worse.
And good for her, I say.
I had nothing to do with the posting of this blog, the job of giving one or two proof-reading hints was given to wifey and I was well and truly banned from Thing I’s room so I would not spy anything until it was published. As you might imagine, that drove me nuts. I didn’t know what to expect or even what it was going to be other than I was going to feature in some significant way. I thought it might be a piece on our family or something. But no, it was centred on me. Gulp.
I won’t mention what kind of devious tricks I pulled to try and read the post before it was published but I came close to succeeding a few times. However, Thing I is just getting too big and too strong now to fight hand-to-hand, so she won. Personally, I thought the window thing, to which she refers, was a good idea. Not my fault that I had forgotten both glass panes slide. Well, maybe it was.
I can promise you that this little father-daughter love-in that is happening between our two blogs will end soon. Normal service on kenthinksaloud will be resumed soon and justanotherthirdculturekid will only get the odd mention – in case this is all getting a little too much for some of you. 😛
That said, I enjoy re-blogging good posts I read during the week, more or less once a week and how could I miss the opportunity to re-blog a post all about little old me? Sadly, it is probably the only time I am ever likely to be the subject of a post. Unless I persuade Thing II and/or wifey to start blogging too.
Perhaps not. They would be much more brutal…
To read my ‘lovely-possibly-soon-to-be-executed’ daughter’s post, click the link below:
- Introducing ‘justathirdculturekid’ – my daughter’s blog (kenthinksaloud.wordpress.com)
- Suffering for the sake of art?