I am working out my GEEKels (Geek Kegels) as we approach the theatrical release of the Avengers movie! I already have a series called Modern Myths that talks about comic characters in popular. This is an extension of that idea asking what if I had a dad with their traits, and am I that kind of dad? It’s just another reason for me to Geek-Out on my blog, so enjoy and check back as I work through the roster!
If I had the incorruptible man as my father-figure, I’d be horribly intimidated and under an enormous amount of self-inflicted pressure to live up to him! Every mistake would feel highlighted and compared to him. There is a bar set that I don’t think I can live up to.
If I am Cap to my kids?
I need to learn how to relate to them. I want to make sure my kids know that they can trust me enough to talk with me about what’s on their minds. If they are so consumed with being like me and living up to my reputation, they are not taking any time to discover who they are.
Cap is the perfect example of how a dad can lead my example. Make the decisions you want your kids to make someday, but be available and open to talk them through, and guide them through their own struggles. Understand that your kids will make mistakes, and when they learn from mistakes, they are less likely to make them again.