Co-host Dads Unplugged – firstname.lastname@example.org
I awoke at age 40 with Plantar Fascitis in both legs and a wife nagging me to be home more often. Happy Stinkin’ Birthday! My wish was that one would disappear. Now at 41, with no pain in my legs and a great internet radio show, I guess I do believe that wishes come true.
Being able to do something I love with someone I love everyday is pretty amazing. I don’t think there are many men that can say that. Some people have said that taking our disagreements to the airwaves is a dangerous game, but I think hiding all of your issues under the rug is like playing Russian Roulette.
I never thought much about parenting until I finally caved at 36. My kids are my world, and if I can find the time to learn more about being a better Dad, then I am going to take it. Sure, I have done lots of work. Am I perfect? Not even close. For example, what’s the dumbest thing I have ever done with my kids? Yell 5 simple words, “You can’t yell at me!” Am I getting better? Yes. Do I have a long way to go? Yes. Is it worth it? Hell yes.
Any parent who thinks nobody can do better than they do is naive. My goal is to raise two boys who are amazing fathers and who kick my butt when it comes to parenting. Put me to shame boys! I’ll keep trying.
For me, life really started at 40. So I suggest you buckle up, because we are in for a ride. Thanks for coming along.
Nuts & Bolts: Todd is a former lot of things including a local and national sports talk show host plus Play-by-Play broadcaster for FSN, Oregon State University and University of Denver. He is now the co-host of Parenting Unplugged and Dad’s Unplugged, executive producer and director of programming for Pagatim.fm.