“Don’t Embarrass Me, Dad!”
As a father, over the years I've gotten the rolled eyes and the humiliated exclamation, "Dad!!!" This Sunday is Father's Day and the one thing all us dads have in common is our uncanny ability to EMBARRASS our kids. Of course, I was probably just as embarrassed by my dad back in the day.
In fact, according to a new study, teenagers stay an average of 22 FEET away from their dad when they're in public, because they're afraid their friends might see them. Here are the five things dads do that embarrass kids the most.
1. Dancing in public.
2. Singing in public.
3. Dressing like a dad.
4. Telling bad jokes.
5. Trying to be cool by using young-person slang.
The survey also asked what kids APPRECIATE most about their dad. Number one is driving them places, followed by giving them money . . . knowing how to fix things . . . being more easygoing than Mom . . . and their willingness to eat in front of the TV.
Happy Father's Day!