It is easy to say that a parent has had the most influence on your life, they taught you how to walk, talk, drink and among many other things hopefully right from wrong.A good parent is there for you most of your life, quick to lend a hand or offer advice (unless it’s your mother-in-law) when needed, but the trait that impacted my life the most was the integrity my father exhibited with me and the people lucky enough to have met him.Well maybe it is when you have an uncompromising set of ideals and sure sense of what is fair.
It’s hard to think of everything he’s done for me and not like him. Like shut me in the closet, play tricks on me, “forbid” me to use his stuff.
There’s the basic stuff that most older brothers do. But for each ‘mean’ thing he did to me, he did about five nice things.
You know, baby-sit you, help you with your homework, and let you use their stuff. He was the one who taught me how to read and how to tie my shoes. One nice thing he did was that he always let me hang around him and his friends.
But I must admit a lot of the tricks worked because I was a slightly gullible child.
One that readily comes to mind is when Chris and Corey tried, and succeeded, to convince me that they were being sucked into the ground.