Although I grew up in the 70s and 80s, I was never a KISS fan. I know, I know, I'm probably the only person in my age group that wasn't. (I was pretty sure they were the debbil reincarnated and if I listened to their music my ears would bleed and I'd be damned to an eternity of drinking goat blood and combing Satan's ass hair.)
Fast forward 20 years and Jerrod has gotten me addicted to Gene Simmons' Family Jewels. This show is hysterical. There's no way it can all be real, it has to be made up. Gene and his girlfriend, Shannon Tweed, have two teenage kids and as a family they are a surprisingly loving bunch.
Here's how evenings go in my house: I always start off in the living room with my book, and while Jerrod and Ian watch the show I find myself looking up from the book more and more, until finally the book is sitting in my lap and I am laughing at the antics on the television.
For someone who's only other television habit is True Blood, that's a pretty bold statement.
In other news, tonight I listened to Jerrod giving Ian jailhouse fighting advice. As I sat there watching father and son discuss the various cues and fighting styles that you find in the jail, and how to end up on the winning side of the ass-kicking, I thought to myself, You know, that's a father/son bonding moment I never in my wildest dreams imagined. Bonding over fishing? Yup. Playboy? *sigh* Probably. A love of cooking? Yup. Video games? Of course! Jailhouse fighting techniques? Not exactly.
I guess that's why he's the dad :)