…uld write his own card or poem to me, but it would be filled with all his disappointments about me. He even submitted some of them to the L.A. Times! He would title them like “Lamenting the Trials and Tribulations of Fatherhood.” You know, that would be a good story heading for me :)
Danna Reich Colman
Wow. Our dads had Narcissism on steroids. I find it so crazy that he shamed you publicly like that. My dad got way more mileage out of creating his superdad image and such a sadistic thrill out of then privately reminding me of his true feelings. I imagine it is reminiscent of the times. When I was a kid, people would have at least raised questions if he had behaved that way in public.