Fathers Know Best

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday we put together some of our favorite answers from our recent dad blogger Q&A’s featured in Tillamook’s blog this week. Wishing dads everywhere a very happy (and relaxing) Father’s Day!

James Rohl (Stay At Home Dad PDX)

What is the cheesiest thing you do to make your kids laugh?
The cheesiest thing is probably dance like nobody is watching. I start dancing crazy and then peak back and pretend to be embarrassed when they see me. The boys think it’s pretty funny and I love hearing them laugh.

Jim Lin (Busy Dad Blog)

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to new dads?
Raising kids is like cooking from a cookbook. It always comes out messier and runnier than the instructions suggest, but the results ain’t half bad.

Jay Sokol (The Dude of the House)

Which Tillamook cheese below best describes what kind of dad you are?

So many good options, but I’d have to go with Sharp Cheddar. Parenting requires you to always stay sharp to keep up with the little ones. And a full-bodied flavor gives you energy to keep going and going, until either you or the kids pass out. (Hopefully they do first.)

Joel Newton (Mile High Dad)

What is the cheesiest thing you do to make your kids laugh?
When I read to the girls before bed they demand that I use “voices.” They really love when I use a high, squeaky voice to read Barbie books to them. It just cracks them up to hear daddy talk like a girl.

Gerry Speirs (Foodness Gracious)

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to new dads?
My advice to new dads would be to slow down and try to appreciate every single day you have with the kids. It’s cliché but life does go past pretty quickly.

Jack Steiner (The Jack B)

How does your family celebrate Father’s Day? Any traditions?

We try to have one big family gathering with all of the dads, including grandfathers and uncles. For the first 11 years or so it used to include great grandfathers but unfortunately they aren’t around anymore. I like having it at my house. It is usually a barbecue, but sometimes we have brunch instead.

Fred Goodall (Mocha Dad)

What is the cheesiest thing you do to make your kids laugh?
I like to do the “I Like to Move It” dance from the movie, “Madagascar.” It makes my kids laugh every time. However, my tween daughter is embarrassed when I do it in public.

Charlie Capen (How to be a Dad)

What is the one piece of advice you’d give to new dads?
Don’t try to be someone you’re not. You don’t have to fit a mold that you think your child needs. The most selfish parts of you should fall away, while you bring into focus the things that make you a better father, but jump out of the plane and put the parachute on as you fall. Diving in will pay you in emotional dividends like you can’t even imagine.

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