A Dad For All Seasons

Since I will be out of the country on Sunday, I’m putting up my Father’s Day post today, before I forget. This is for my dad, the best dad, Glenn Robb (who will also respond to Ren Globb, Glendolynn, G-Robb, and a host of other nicknames from youth mission trips past and the like).

I really like watching TV. I don’t do it excessively, but every now and then I’ll find a show that I really like to follow. I’m currently following Greys Anatomy and (yes, I know, eye roll) Glee. When I was younger, my family would have family movie night every Friday. My sister, Jojo, would ALWAYS pick Milo and Otis and wind up in a puddle of unconsolable teary mess, because they’re best friends and just want to be together. I’d usually default to My Girl.

My dad, since I can remember, has been on a quest to find shows or movies that showcase dads as good people, not the ever-present lazy and entitled characters we so often find on TV these days.

SO, in honor of Father’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of the 10 best TV dads.

1) Dr. Cliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show

2) Steven Keeton, Family Ties

3) Danny Tanner, Full House

4) Burt Hummel, Glee

5) Martin Crane, Frasier

6) Reverend Eric Camden, 7th Heaven

7) Phil Dunphee, Modern Family

8) Henry Spencer, Psych

9) Tim Taylor, Home Improvement

10) Mark Green, ER

All these guys keep their families in check, and try to raise their kids well by setting for examples of hard work and dedication to family values.

My dad, however, is better than all of them 🙂 My dad has always worked hard to provide for us and never lets us down; he’s committed to doing things as a family, good communication, and having fun.

Most of my favorite memories include my dad:

When my sisters and I were younger, on Saturdays, we would have “Glenn’s School of Life Skills.” We had lessons in how to change a lightbulb, plunge a toilet, unclog a drain, and how to tie a tie – just to name a few.

When we each turned 16, my dad took us out for a special lunch date at a nice restaurant.

The night of my Jr. Prom, my dad didn’t get off work in time to see me off, so he drove to the venue in way downtown Atlanta so he could see me in my dress.

My dad drove my bus so that I could get the education he and my mom wanted for me, at Greater Atlanta Christian School.

When I graduated high school, my dad gave me a speech on how to choose a church, encouraging me to get plugged in somewhere and not church hop.

I’ve been seen off by my dad on every mission trip I’ve ever taken.

I still get a card from my dad every August 24 (my adoption day). We call it “glad I gotcha day.”

One time I was watching a movie and heard some noise in the kitchen, and my dad was in there. I said “what are you doing in there?” and he goes “oh, just trying my hand at baking a pie.”

I could go on forever, but these are just the minimal highlights to show how awesome my dad is and why I love him so much.

Happy Father’s Day, dad! I hope you have a great day. 🙂

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