Married at 19.
Couldn’t Have Kids.
Adopted Two Kids 16 Years Later.
Then, Something Funny Happened. You Won’t Believe How This Story Ends.
Learn how to Love Through the Rough Parts,
from this preacher’s kid who writes about the struggles of REAL DADS.
With Christian Lee, of PlaidDadBlog.com, ForeverFamilyComic.com,
and The Screaming Dads Podcast.
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Christian Lee – PlaidDadBlog.com
Christian shares manly musings on the struggles of real Dads.
Christian focus on Faith, Family, Food & Fun.
Christian Lee is the co-creator of the Plaid Dad Blog and co-host of The Screaming Dads Podcast. He is an artist, and resident comedian at ForeverFamilyComic.com. He’s a dad to four amazing kids, and he and his partner focus on faith, family, food and fun.
Video Game: Metal Gear Solid (once he got older)
Family Tradition: Travelling to visit family in different states
Motivation as a Child: Getting to see his dad perform weekly in his role as a preacher.
“It’s not suppose to be a performance, but there’s part of that in any public speaking”
Struggle: Growing up in a rural community, and not being part of a clique or group
“My imagination grew that way, and I was able to present myself to multiple groups, work myself in there and not be an outsider”
Christian and his wife met in Bible College and got married at a young at (he was 19). They were told they couldn’t children, which left his wife brokenhearted as she came from a large family. After 16 years of marriage, they decided to adopt.
Christian believes he inherited a temper from his father, but always apologizes and tries to make it right with his children after the fact.
“If I’m wrong, I’m doing them a disservice by not showing that I recognize I’m wrong, because I expect them to do that”
Christian works at web design during the day, comes home and spends two hours with the children. After an hour of time with his wife, the then starts what his “second work day” from 9 PM – 1 AM, writing articles and working on his podcasts.
His 9 year old son Carl is involved in one of these podcasts, called “What Are We Watching Now?”
“It’s to develop his skills. He draws comics, and this is another creative realm for him; it’s quite a skill to do a podcast.”
On his breakthrough as a father:
“Dealing with all the stuff (about being a parent) that’s thrown at you, and coming out on top”
“Consistency is important, and that’s what we’ve tried to do”
#1 job as a dad: “Refining. With parenting, you come up with the product, you get it ok, then you just tinker. It’s worked out for us so far.”
“I hope I got to see them before they became their best. I still love them for it. They weren’t the people they’re going to be, they were just clay versions. I tried to do my best in loving and moulding them. The fact that we loved each other, through the rough parts, that’s what I want them to know about me.”