My ‘cool’ dad is an embarassment
‘‘This is your Dad, and so you are the one who has to decide how to deal with him.’’
Perhaps you’re being oversensitive and it’s not too bad. It’s quite possible that your friends are shrugging their shoulders and thinking, oh, that’s just so-and-so’s old man. Ask yourself how much notice you take of your friends’ parents?
It seems to me that groups of guys are often very accepting if someone is constantly too much. They have a laugh, give that person a brutally honest nickname and then leave them to carry on as they were.
But this is your Dad, and so you are the one who has to decide how to deal with him.
I would offer you two pieces of advice. One is, if you do say something, be kind to him. Perhaps something like, ‘‘The guys like having you around but sometimes we need to talk about stuff that we can’t talk about in front of you.’’
The option is to consider saying nothing at all. The world is full of dads who don’t care and don’t make an effort or encourage their children to socialise.
You can get away from your
This is Dad, he’s ready with a joke and he’s hanging around...