With the recent Father’s day, I thought it would be fun to interview Mr. Miller about fatherhood:
Me: Mr. Miller, you have four kids at the tender age of 32. How does that make you feel?
Mr. Miller: Blessed.
Me: What would you say is the best part about being a father?
Mr. Miller: When I get home from work and my kids come screaming “daddy!” to the front door.
Me: Yeah, that really is the best. Do you think you’re the favorite parent?
Mr. Miller: …. (laughs uncomfortably) Yes.
Me: That’s okay, someone has to be. (rolls eyes) *cough* I think Major loves me the most *cough* What advice would you give a new dad?
Mr. Miller: Be supportive of your wife. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Be patient.
Me: Those are good, Mill. Especially the “be supportive of your wife part”. You’re good at that one. Did you always hope to have a house full of children?
Mr. Miller: Yes.
Me: You did? Do you want one more?
Mr. Miller: Mill, come on!
Me: Okay, okay. I think you’re good dad. The best, in fact.
Mr. Miller: Thanks!
Me: You take your kids to church each Sunday, why do you think that’s important?
Mr. Miller: Because it’s essential in raising spiritually strong children – I want them to know God and recognize their blessings. Without the power of God in their lives, life is much more difficult.
Me: Well said, honey! Well said. One thing you’ve always supported is me staying at home with our children. Can you explain why that’s important to you?
Mr. Miller: I just think it’s important that my children learn from their mother, and learn from love. I mean, if someone is going to raise my children day in and day out – who better than their own mother when that’s possible?
Me: Right! I get that. I’d even have another if you wanted one. ;)
Mr. Miller: I’m super uncomfortable. Let’s move to the next question.
Me: Okay, deal. What is the most important thing to teach your kids?
Mr. Miller: Probably how to be nice, how to start a fire with sticks and no matches…
Me: Mr. Miller, you’re such a funny guy. :P Did you have a good father’s day?
Mr. Miller: Yes. Very good!
Me: Well good. We think you are the very best. I love you, honey!