From the lost film archives… Meet The Parents (my parents…):
Once we become parents ourselves, our perspective on our own parents changes. Suddenly many of the things that annoyed us about our folks when we were young begin to make perfect sense. We see ourselves interacting with our kids in ways similar to how our parents interacted with us. We see ourselves in our parents in bigger, deeper ways than perhaps we ever have, when we look at the world through the eyes of a parent ourselves. Talking with our parents about parenthood can be both frightful and insightful as we realize how everything has come full circle in our roles as both a child and a parent. A few years ago I introduced my parents here on Dadomatic as part of a Sony Digidad project. Here’s another chance to “Meet The (Sass) Parents…”
Back in April I had the pleasure of going on a Cast of Dads road trip courtesy of Ford and Sony. Fellow Cast of Dads hosts C.C. Chapman, Brad Powell and I drove from Boston to New York in a shiny new gadget-laden Ford Explorer. We brought along talented DadLabs cameraman, director and filmmaker Danny Cameron to help document the Journey. While I have already shared some of the videos of the trip as well as pictures from the NY International Auto Show and an awesome performance by Train, we recently uncovered the lost video of the Cast of Dads taking my parents for a ride (with the clear intent of leveraging them to embarrass me…) We hijacked them from their apartment for a “taxicab confessions” style ride around Manhattan. While I silently drove the Explorer, Brad and C.C. grilled my parents for a true touch of Sass…
Have you recently captured video of your parents? I highly recommend grabbing your smartphone or camera and interviewing your parents on video. I know my kids and I will cherish these videos for a long time, and I’m thankful to Sony, Ford, Cast of Dads and Dadomatic for pushing me to record my parents. What do you think?
Jeff Sass is the proud dad of ZEO (Zach, 23, Ethan, 21 and Olivia, 20). He is also a seasoned entertainment and technology exec and active social media enthusiast. You can see more of Jeff’s writing at Sassholes! and Social Networking Rehab and you can listen to Jeff on the Cast of Dads and Wunderkind! podcasts.