OWN YOUR DAD-LY-NESS

Dad makes it rad. Laugh at yourself, and your kids will learn to laugh at themselves too. The old saying is true: We give hugs, and we give second chances. And thirds. When you own your own mistakes, and recognize it was lame, & then move on --- you give your kids a model for when they mess up. So then you just pick them up and blow onto the next thing, with a laugh and a cringe-worthy dad joke to smooth it over.

Here's one for you: Knock knock. Who's there? Panther. Panther who? Panther no pants, I'm going thwimming!!