There are many names for them: hipster parents, grupsters, alternadads. Young and trendy parents are everywhere. Other than in the Lounge. We'd like to be cool. Except we're not.
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Clay Welcome back to the dadlabs lounge. Wish we could tell you all the things we were talking about off camera, but you would probably get arrested for that. Today we're going to be talking a little bit about cool dad, that seems to be all the rage in the parenting world right now. Everybody is talking about Grups, grupsters, alternate dads, cool dads. Brad What's a grup? Clay Grup was the term that was coined by New York Times journalist who was writing a magazine piece on young men in their 20s, who seemed to be resisting growing up, and so he coined the phrase grup, and this is like grown up short. Brad So Clay So grup, so cool young parents have been dubbed grupsters, and there is a lot of this kind of daddy lid out there, there is Neal Pollacks's book, 'Alternate Dad,' we are going to have Neal in the studio here. So you might want to check out the review of this book, or the interview with him, which you can also find here on dadlabs.com. But there is a lot of talk about cool dads, and so what I want to know Brad is, are you cool dad? Brad Probably not. Number one, I am not 20, you are not either. Maybe we ought to be called shrups, it's 24, anyway. And number two, I wasn't cool in high school, so how can I become cool? Clay But to be cool, I mean, let me say this, I went to a music concert, so I think I am in, I saw the Dixie chicks. Brad You bought T-shirt. No it depends. Clay Yeah. Brad Now how long did you -- Clay You want a bunch of gray to say I am not cool? Brad No way, it depends. Clay I am not a grupster if I go to a Dixie chicks. I met James Taylor. I like James, what is so funny. Brad Country road. Clay I go to live music, I mean, there is nothing wrong with that. I am a grupster. Brad You are a frupster, you are almost 40 year old. Clay I wear blue jeans to work sometimes. What are you talking about? Brad Yeah good. Clay What are you talking about. Sometimes I get crazy I spike my hair up in the morning. I use moose. Brad Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. Clay I don't know why you are laughing at me, because I am cool. My kids think I am cool. Brad The point is not being cool, that's the point, if you are cool to your kids, that's all that matters. Clay I am dope. Brad Yeah he is dumb. Clay I am totally deaf. Brad Hello, hello raise the roof. Clay That was pretty obvious. Brad The deal is, here it is, It doesn't matter if you are a grupster or frupster or something else. If you are great with your kids, that's the important thing, and you know what, even if you are the biggest dork in the world, don't worry about it, if you spend time with your children, they're going to love you. Even if the chicks didn't -- Clay Daddy Brad, throw the 'd' dude. Brad What does that mean? Clay Just throw that out. Brad L D, what does that mean? Clay That's what dadlabs do. Brad Oh, no no. We are dope, hip down. Clay My jeans are baggy for most, that's mostly because my ass disappeared about five years ago. Brad What with dorky young dads. I love acronyms. How about DOFD? Clay Dumb holed farty dads, doftys. Brad Doftys, hey, we are the doftys. Okay, well, that's probably enough rambling from the dadlabs. How about drunk dorky dumb dads? That's what you ought to be. Clay Dof dumpy? Brad Dof dumpy.
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