This past weekend I took my dad and my son to see Star Trek Beyond. It was a really fun and exciting movie to us to see together.
While I was there at the theater, I noticed the promotional posters for the R-rated Bad Moms. I found them to be interesting, as they stereotyped several types of “bad” moms.
They included… It got me thinking, “How would I be stereotyped as parent, by the outside world?”
For me, it’s simple: I would likely be “The Token Quirky Daddy Blogger.”
In so many ways, I live on the fringes of what our American pop culture deems as normal for a dad; as my wife and I raise our Kindergartner son and 3 month-old daughter:
- I’m not a sports fan. (However, I’m very active in exploring and hiking with my son.)
2. I don’t personally believe in spanking as an effective method of discipline.
3. I’m a vegan who raises my children as vegetarians.
4. I’m a faithful Dave Ramsey follower, who will surely ultimately brainwash my kids accordingly.
5. I get free stuff from companies by blogging about their products.
While that last one may not seem so strange, I have to recognize that the average dad out there can’t just inform major car companies he’s going on a road trip and be sent a brand-new car for that week with a full tank of gas to drive to the family events he’s been given complimentary passes to because he will also be promoting them on his blog as well.
So therefore, I accept my label: I’m the token quirky daddy blogger.
If you ever see me out in public with my family, you’ll see a $600 camera looped around my wrist, as I take pictures of my own family like I’m the paparazzi.
That’s simply what’s normal for me. I’ll never be able to go on vacation, or even to Whole Foods Market, without taking an array of photos, assuming a blog post will develop out of the event.
So that’s my fun parental stereotype, what’s yours?