Dad Reckoning

Shouldn’t Children Be the Center of Our Concerns?

The way we center our lives now is different from what it was when I was growing up in Oklahoma.

I like The Big Bang Theory. In particular, I like Sheldon’s mom. Whatever the other faults of the show, it got East Texas right. I know this because East Texas is just a warmer and more humid version of eastern Oklahoma.

On Young Sheldon, which is a spin-off of the series, the characters have to deal with one of my dad’s favorite parenting issues: Sheldon’s elder brother got a young woman pregnant. The series spent several episodes exploring the familial and social ramifications of this. It was true to the culture. By culture I mean the standard ways that have been developed to deal...

 

is a native of Harden City, Oklahoma and blogs at redneckmath.blogspot.com and okieinexile.blogspot.com. He invites you to "like" the National Association of Lawn Mowers on Facebook.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #62, Fall 2022 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo62/dad-reckoning

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