Friday, July 16, 2010

Role Model

I have to brag on Alan. Yesterday Bailey was in a minor car accident in which she was at fault (hit another car from behind). Alan and I happened to be home and only a few blocks away, so we both drove over to the scene. Alan was so nice. Hugged Bailey repeatedly, told her it was okay, made sure she was okay, acted very calm, etc. Regardless of past history, he never made comments about how much it was going to cost, how much the insurance rates were surely to go up - you get the idea. I was reminded of how well my mother and stepdad handled similar situations with me. They never made me feel stupid, which you're already feeling as it is. I just think it's so great when parents follow the Golden Rule, which is something I'm trying to get better at as the years fly by. Alan's a good dad.

5 comments:

Addison said...

Yes, he is. We're all really lucky to have him around :)

In other words, I guess we won't give him to the Gypsies just yet! Hahaha.

jo said...

Aw this is so sweet! Isn't he the best? I just love him. He's always been such a good dad/older brother to me. Some people you know are just good at their core and I think Alan is one of those people. You remember a few years ago when I lost my i.d. and I wasn't going to be able to fly back home and everyone was screaming at me about what an idiot I am and Alan calmly ran through plan B options and we ended up taking my year book to the airport and they accepted it? (pre-2001 regulations) He was so nice to me. None of this makes up for the time he slapped me when I was 10 or de-pantsed me in front of my cousins, but he is much closer than my other brother! :)

DeeBee said...

Alan is a good PERSON! He deserves to be bragged about.

naomi said...

awww..i nearly cried when i read this!!! i have always said, any man can be a father, but only a special man can be a daddy!!!! and Alan is a great dad!!!

Tanya said...

Alan has always said about the girls and car accidents, "we can replace cars; we can't replace Addison and Bailey." :-)