I'm back again today with another installment of "The Guys Behind the Blog". I love that each month I get to interview both Chris (here) and Noah (with our new "The Kids Behind the Blog" link up.)
This month, Betsy and Laura switched it up again by shifting our attention to some other guys behind our blogs — our own dads! I have to admit that I first asked Chris all these questions and then went back and read the "instructions"... I've always been bad at that! Despite having Chris do some unnecessary work, it was fun to include my dad this month, and it was interesting to read his responses.
1. What did you have as a child that kids today don’t have?
I had the freedom to roam around the farm without supervision and without worry about my safety. From the time I was 5 years old I would get up in the morning before anyone else was awake, pull on my shorts and a T-shirt, greet my dog Jinx and together we would take off to enjoy nature (pollywogs, pussy willows, streams, water etc).
I definitely can't imagine Noah being able to do that in 2 years!
2. What did you want to be as a child when you grew up?
I wanted to be a scientist. I loved the natural world and I loved being alone.
He ended up being a chemical engineer, so I'm not surprised at all!
3. What three adjectives would you use to describe fatherhood?
Be a responsible provider, encourage children to follow their dreams and enjoy the whole process. (Not exactly adjectives)
4. How many years have you been a father and how many children do you have?
47 years as a father with 4 children, 4 grandchildren
5. What is one piece of advice or wisdom you would like to pass on to your children?
Be your own master, if it feels good do it and some people need a good smack.
I laugh at the last one because I've never seen my dad hit anyone or anything in my entire life.