Be the best dad you can be for your kids... I guess that’s really the theme for this whole blog, but, I was thinking about the specific wording which headlines this post. There are two ways to think about that sentence because there are two nouns. There is dad, and there is child. There is me being the best dad I can be. There is me being the best dad I can be for the child(ren) I have.
Think about it this way. You have a boy who loves art. You don’t love art. You have no talent for art as far as you’re concerned. Being the best dad you can be, you learn to love art, you learn to be better at art. Being the best dad you can be for your kid, you encourage him to be the artist. You pursue what is best for them, not what you wish they would do.
How do I project my desires onto my children? Do I live vicariously through them? Do I allow them to be who they are?