Yeah, so, sometimes I think there is a shortage of men out there. Oh sure, there are a lot of guys out there, but not a lot of men.
I really hope David and I are raising a good man. I mean, I have no reason to think Calvin won’t be a good man. His father is a mighty, mighty good man; the best man I have ever known. It’s in Calvin’s genes to be a good man.
Late at night while I’m feeding the Spawn, I think about all the things I want for him; all the things I hope he will be. And I hope David and I are around to teach him everything he needs to know to make it in the world and be a good person. But just in case we’re not, I’ve started a list of things that it’s important for our son to know; things I hope will help him be a good man.
- Be tolerant. Be generous. Be understanding.
- You can stand up for yourself without being a bully.
- Ask questions and listen to the answers.
- Don’t appear on a reality show. But if you have an overwhelming desire to, make sure it’s something like “The Amazing Race” or “Top Chef” and not a show with the words “Real Housewives” in it or a show on TLC, E! or MTV.
- Give compliments.
- Sweatpants are for the gym. Don’t wear them in restaurants and bars, and definitely do not wear them on a date.
- Middle school and high school don’t last forever. Be yourself. Seriously, who cares what those people think?
- When you’re parking your car, don’t take up more than one spot like an asshole.
- There’s a difference between “your” and “you’re.” “Your” is possessive. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are.”
- When it comes to dating, don’t toy with people’s emotions. If a woman or a man is into you, but you are not into them, let them know. Be kind but be honest.
- If you hook up with someone, you should call the next day.
- Along those same lines, don’t be a cheater. Keep it in your pants.
- Don’t take photos of your junk and send them to people. And, please don’t make a sex tape.
- When you ride public transportation, give up your seat for the elderly and pregnant women.
- Don’t talk or text during a movie. It’s rude.
- Listen to your heart, but always follow your gut.
- After you move out, call and visit your parents. We’ll miss you.