I mean this is a baby show and people were saying that they didn't even have any in the rest rooms. The kicker (for me anyway) was that pretty much right across from us was the moms lounge. They had lemon aid. Oh, and a nice area rug in the corner for the kiddies to play so you could sit, relax a bit and well, enjoy your lemon aid. They also had pretty flowers.
The dads lounge was not as pretty I'll admit, but WE had what the people REALLY needed, a place to wipe your kids butt. Not that I had anything to do with it mind you but it gives me a reason to say that 'dads rock!'
Moms rock too.
So anyway back to the New York City dads group. They meet up a few times a week at parks, museums and other get togethers ranging from 'How to intrude your kids to chess' to dads only nights out for a beer or even a movie screening. I got to see 'Start Trek: Into the Darkness' like a week before it opened so that was cool.
But that's not the point of this post (if there is any). While there I met a few other at-home-dads like Kevin McKeever, Oren Miller and Jason Green. I also met Natalie Diaz of Twiniversity which reminds me, I have to send her an email about my diaper bag, but I digress. I had fun and very much enjoyed my conversations with these people and as an aspiring write....and as an aspiring blogge....
...well, as an aspiring something I wanted to get their input on how much they post. You see I've had this particular slice of the internet for almost 2 years now and this is post #37. That's not even one month! I've been lazy at times, forgetful others and at one point took about 3 months off of everything to renovate my kitchen on my own. I've never felt obligated to post every little thing and viewed this mostly as a way for me to look back on my life when I'm old and senile and nothing good is on the TV, if we are still using the TV then. Also for my kids and whomever else may want to can look me up long after I'm gone and read some of the nonsense I was thinking at the time. Those though are excuses and a long time ago when I was working for stock brokers because I thought I wanted my series 7 I learned that:
Winners have attitudes, losers have excuses!
Ok not very PC I admit but it makes a point and it's my brain that brings up these flashes of wisdom so don't blame me.
Regardless of what I may think this blog is about the point is that I should be posting every day. Heck, after only 37 posts I guess I really can't say what this blog is about anyway so I'm going to give it a try. How long will it last? Who knows. It's very possible that this will be my last post for months so I guess I'll just have to see but that's not the point of this post (or is it).
Since I need to write about something I've decided to kick it off with this Cadillac commercial...
So the first time I see the commercial I'm like, cool you can synch your playlist. I wonder how long that will take to filter down to whatever very, very un-Cadillac type car I wind up getting in the future and then I'm like "What the f did I just watch?'
Ok so lets break this down, the kid basically grabs his backpack for what I guess is a weekend with dad. He gets in the car and doesn't notice anything until the father starts up the car with a push of a button to which the teen finally takes off his headphones and asks "Did you get a new car?" and they both smile and the commercial continues.
Then it hits me. The dad is obviously divorced from this kids mom. He's got to be, his own son had no idea he was getting a new car. As a former teen male myself with divorced parents I can tell you that if either one of them was getting a new car, I knew about it. That this kid had no idea suggests a paternal relationship even more dysfunctional than mine and that's not good.
Then I think wait a sec, this is an expensive car isn't it? Hell, it starts at 45K so now we have a young divorced dad who apparently can blow 45K-60K on a car to apparently impress his teenage son.
'What a dick!' I think. I mean why would you not tell your kid your thinking of getting a new car and at least try and bond with him that way. I imagine the ad execs at Cadillac could have had the dad looking for a luxury car and his teen tells him what's hip or something and managed come up with a good commercial.
Nope, instead they decided to go for the dickhead dad segment. The guys who think it's cool to blow a wad of cash on a car so they can get points with their kid. That's what I got from it. All they needed was a big breasted bimbo girlfriend in the car to complete the picture but then the kid would have had to get into the back which would have killed the bonding vibe I figure they were trying to convey.
Thanks internet. I need to get that off my chest. That commercial has been bugging me for a while.