So I was getting on my daughter about lying to me (she stole an extra piece of salmon after I told her no more) and I got to thinking what kind of memories she will have of me when she got older. Basically I wondered what kind of father she would think I was when she gets older. That along with The Jaded NYer's post about her grandfather made me want to ask the question. What makes a good father? See I'm not the kind of guy who claims to know everything or is afraid of advice. Fatherhood is still pretty new to me and since my daughter didn't come with an instruction manual I basically learn as I go. I grew up around a bunch of women. My dad was gone and I never met either of my grandfathers so I never really had a steady male influence. I had no real examples of how to be a dad. I became a man because of my mom and uncles, but that's no substitute for a father, so hopefully some of you in blog land have fond memories of your dad, stepdad, grandpa or whoever was that fatherly person in your life. So I ask
What makes a good father?
Really I need all the help I can get... lol