Dad Didn’t Know I Was Watching

Author Steven Cribbs    Category Parenting     Tags

Today I have the privilege of guest posting for KC over at  KC’s blog is all about life and leadership for dangerous dads and manly men.  So, I thought I would share a story about my dangerous and manly dad…and some things that I have learned about being a dad (parent) from watching my dad.

Here is an excerpt from the post.  Be sure to check out the complete story on SomeWiseGuy.

I watched my dad a lot while I was growing up.  I know, we all watched our parents, didn’t we?  Sometimes my dad knew I was watching and sometimes he did not…like the time that he apparently gained clearance from the FAA to perform as a low-flying aircraft.


When I was in 7th grade, my dad took me on a camping trip with our boy scout troop.  We pitched a tent.  We hiked.  We chopped firewood.  We built a campfire.  We cooked food over the campfire (including smores).  It rained.  We had fun.  And we had to leave early so that I could be back home in time for a soccer game.

We were supposed to leave really early Saturday morning.  However, we overslept.  We hurried to get things settled and into the car.  We left late; really late.  And, as my custom was, I sacked out while my dad drove.

Now for the low-flying aircraft part…

Click here to check out the rest of the story and to learn the Four Roles Children Need From Their Dad.  You may even want to leave a comment and engage the conversation while you are there.

Photo Credit: Remco Donselaar

7 Comments to “Dad Didn’t Know I Was Watching”

  • ThatGuyKC August 17, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Thank you again for the awesome guest post! Here’s to dads who pilot “low flying aircraft” 🙂

    • Steven Cribbs August 17, 2011 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks KC! It was a great prompt to remember stories of growing up with my dad and to think about how much I learned from him. May we grow up to be great dads like those who pilot “low flying aircraft”.

  • Donna Latham August 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Yes we do have an amazing Dad! He always has your back, and will do anything for you or anyone else that needs help! Thanks for the blog!

  • Vicki Cribbs Berry August 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Ditto, Donna! Don’t we have an awesome brother?!!! We are truly blessed!

  • Brandon August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome guest post!

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