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.
|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?|
|Incredible need to wax.|
Not this one.