/ Looking Cool in the Eyes of Your Own Kids
I remember seeing David Beckham getting some lifetime achievement award at a ceremony once, and his kids were all sat at the from looking embarrassed and bored shitless. I suppose if he can't be cool to his own kids I've got no chance...
I think I think my dad is kind of cool, but not in 'a trendy and with it' way, more in how he's set out to do his own thing.
That's as cool as anybody can be I think, when they're unfussed about being different, rather than setting out to be, then they end up being themselves.
Like Samual El Jackson wearing a kilt, or Ellen MacArthur doing her thing.
If you try and be cool in the eyes of your kids they'll just notice and think it's uncool. (:-))
> If you try and be cool in the eyes of your kids they'll just notice and think it's uncool. (:-))
You are in your 30's, so you should no longer be cringing in embarrassment at your parents.
I think the op is talking about children who are becoming aware, in their teens.
Personally I've decided not to worry about it, what I don't know won't bother me. I shall just continue on being me, like it or lump it:-)
Good point, I think I only ever wanted to not be with my parents rather than found them uncool though, I was a bit different to some of my friends, while they thought they knew everything and found thier parents really annoying, I was trying to figure out what was going on and I didn't really mind mine much, they just felt on a different wavelength to me. I'd just carry on being you, be drunk and cheery and friendly in front of thier friends. Thier friends will llike you even if you annoy your children.(:-))
No chance in everyday life. Whatever you do immediately defines uncool.
On holidays it is different, my children (to girls 14 and 16, one boy aged 9) loved hiking for 160 km trackless km through the rocks and mud of Sarek national park, and demand another round next year.
Mr TC's kids are remarkably cynical for ones so young (8 and 10) but his son thinks that his ironman completion is reasonable, and his daughter thinks his cake-baking ability is quite good. I think that's as much as he can hope for.
Indeed you are. My daughter thinks I'm cool because I take her climbing and such things..
You can't compared to your brother or sister. The aunt or the uncle is always the cool one. Especially if they always turn up bearing gifts....
My son thinks I'm cool. To be fair he is only three and I am still there to be emulated. I will genuinely be heartbroken when he grows out of this phase and joins the rest of the world in highlighting my limitations on a daily basis :)
> You can't compared to your brother or sister. The aunt or the uncle is always the cool one. Especially if they always turn up bearing gifts....
Ha! I'm cooler than my brother apparently! Get in...
I was having a pint with my Dad last Friday at my sister's wedding party. The young 'uns were buying shots. Next thing glasses were being pushed into our hands.
I could see my dad- he's 65 this year and had cancer 4 years ago- wondering why there was a glass in his glass, but he necked it anyway.
I thought "Holy sh*t I've just done a Jaegerbomb with my Dad!" What a rite of passage.
And it had NO EFFECT AT ALL.
My Dad will always be cool :-D
My son thinks I am the total source of cool, he copies me in every way and he claps and screams at my 'dad dancing'.
He is 22months old?
Does this count???
You've no chance with your own kids but might impress their friends which might, just might rub off.
I used to visit the Coyote cub when she was at uni to try to make sure she got at least one meal that involved more than alcohol. At her wedding last year one of her flatmates told Mrs C: "We used to (NB that 'used to':-( think he was so cool. He was always jumping out of planes or going off climbing or skiing. Our dads were all accountants."
> I was having a pint with my Dad last Friday at my sister's wedding party. The young 'uns were buying shots. Next thing glasses were being pushed into our hands.
> I could see my dad- he's 65 this year and had cancer 4 years ago- wondering why there was a glass in his glass, but he necked it anyway.
> I thought "Holy sh*t I've just done a Jaegerbomb with my Dad!" What a rite of passage.
> And it had NO EFFECT AT ALL.
> My Dad will always be cool :-D
my dad passed away a short time ago niall and your reply has just brought a tear to my eye. your dad sounds a great bloke mate.cherish him
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