My parents completely missed the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and it has bothered me my entire life as to how this occurred. Graduating from high school in 1959, they were the perfect age to latch on to the new Rock-n-Roll phenomenon sweeping the nation. Instead, they somehow got stuck in the mid 50’s and never moved beyond Fabian and The Letterman.
I think I now know why. They had kids.
While the rest of American youth were tuning in, turning on and dropping out, my sweet Momma and Daddy were changing diapers, soothing colic and struggling to make ends meet. By the time my sister and I were old enough to take care of ourselves times had changed (they missed Dylan too.) Disco was dying, REO Speedwagon was rocketing up the charts and Irene Cara was a sex Goddess. Things were just too weird for their “bobby sock” minds to comprehend so they decided to anchor their tastes in 1957.
As parents of three little ones, my wife and I work very hard not to get left behind by the times. I must admit it is a difficult task. Most of our non work time is spent wrangling young ones and not out on the town keeping up with the hottest new bands. Many topics of our conversations are also kid based, which is prevalent among families of young children. This drives our non breeder friends crazy. And while we still hang out with those kid free hipsters every once in awhile, the majority of our times is spent at home, living the family life. Which is fine by me because I really dig the Family Life.
This week’s Cast Of Dads Podcast is certainly one that can only be truly appreciated by parents. We lead with a conversation about potty training and nothing drives a non breeder crazier than when parents talk about poop. They just don’t get it!
Take a listen.
Topics discussed on this episode:
- Potty Training
- Peeing off the back porch
- Doing the Orangutan Hang?
- Jamie Oliver‚Äôs Food Revolution
- Farmer‚Äôs Markets
- Locally sourced food
- Ketchup makes everything taste better
- Eating with the kids
- Magic Hat Howling Shepard‚Äôs pie
- Meatloaf Cupcakes
- A Cast of Dads Cookbook
- Organic or not?
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
- Locally sourced restaurants
- Being a Dad is FOREVER
- Having parents nearby
Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood. The cast of dads includes C.C. Chapman, Jeffrey Sass, Max Kalehoff, Michael Sheehan, and Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.