Dads in the Limelight
Our 345th Dad in the Limelight is Todd Reed. I want to thank Todd for being a part of the Dads in the Limelight series. It has been great getting connected with him and now sharing him with all of you.
1) Tell me about yourself, (as well as how you are in the limelight for my readers knowledge)
2) Tell me about your family
For me, being a dad has been the largest part of my identity. Work has
always come secondary. I left a really good job to be able to stay home
with my youngest after the others were all in school, and I’ve turned down
some awesome opportunities to be able to continue to stay home with my son
and complete his education through homeschooling.
I think the biggest lesson I learned from one father in particular was to
treat my children’s mom the way I wanted my sons to treat their future
brides and the way I wanted my daughter’s boyfriends and husbands to treat
7) What else would you share regarding your experiences as a father thus far?
There is no greater challenge a man can face or greater reward a man can
receive than being a father. It’s an overused cliche thanks to the
Spider-Man movies, but things become cliches because they’re true. With
great power comes great responsibility, and we have been given the power
and responsibility to raise the next generation.
I think the greatest thing and most memorable thing about being a parent
is getting to see the world brand new again through your child’s eyes. By
the time we become parents, it’s easy to forget how much joy can be found
in the little every day things we take for granted. As a child, a lady
bug is a miracle and we get reminded of that as parents. And if we’re
paying attention, it happens dozens of times every single day.
I’m also a huge movie fan (as you can probably tell from the fact that I
write a movie blog), and I love sharing older movies that have meaning to
me with my kids. I’m actually planning a new series called “An 80’s
Education” where I’ll show my son some of the movies that had the greatest
impact on me and use that to show him that all of life’s lessons can be
learned in movies from the 80’s.
If you have any questions for Todd, please leave a comment here and I will make sure that he gets them so that he may be able to respond!