The Dad Game

As some of you know,  I have never met my real "father". 
While this is an increasingly sad situation for me as I get older and watch my own son grow, I am not all-together broken up about it.

There are some perks to not knowing the true identity of your biological father. One of the best is that you get to play The Dad Game.

I've played The Dad Game for as long as I can remember.
Whenever I see a man who seems like the kind of person that I would want to have as a dad, I add him to my ever growing list. See the list here:  Daddy? or here: Awkward!
88% of the time, these people are celebrities or even American Presidents. Bill Clinton, for example. More often though, they are celebrities playing someone else. On these occasions, the character possesses some positive dad-like quality that makes them good Dad Game candidates.

I point these people out so often that my husband [bless him] has started finding them for me.

 For example, we were watching Tombstone recently when he turned to me and said,
"Katie, I'm pretty sure that both Virgil Earp and Sam Elliot could be your father."
See? Both character and Actor are total dad material.
He was right.
How did I never see that before? It's all so obvious.

Exhibit A:
Now listen here lil' lady. You get that filthy room of yours cleaned before I return from restoring the law to this wild west town using only my deep commanding voice and unwavering fairness, ya hear?

Any dad of mine would totally say that!

Exhibit B:

Incredible mustache

Incredible need to wax.

Resemblance. BAM!
Who needs a DNA test when the pictures speak for themselves?

How could Sam Elliot/ Virgil Earp NOT be my dad?
My husband is like a detective, I swear.

Also, Stanley Tucci.
                                                                          This one.

Not this one.

Dad game = fun.


  1. That picture of you with the moustache made me laugh out loud! Your dad was crazy to miss out on your life. Crazy! You are awesome. Your comment over on my BFF post at Things I Can't Say regarding my son's speech & that mean turtle made my day! Thank you. :)

  2. I totally see the resemblance! :)

  3. I'm totally voting for Sam Elliot!

  4. OMG, I totally just got done watching "Julie/Julia," I swear!

    I grew up with a dad. I have very few but fond memories of him when I was very, very little. But then I got a little older and they weren't good ones again for many, many years.

    Now my dad has terminal cancer and I feel like I don't even know him. The really sad part? I can't really get to know him because the cancer is affecting his brain too.

  5. Sprinkles- I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope that even though the cancer is effecting your dad's mind, you can still have good memories of your dad...are there people around that can tell you more about him?

    Kristin- Me too lady! Me too!

    In Real life- it's the EYES, isn't it? ;)

    Kelley- aww! Thank you , you big sweetie =) And I loved that post about your son. It was very touching.

  6. we need to see you with a hat on to get a proper comparison.

  7. forgot to say how much I'm loving that button on the side of your blog :-)


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