Here's a checklist that you can use to confirm your worst fears.
Warning Signs That You May Be Living with a Teenager- Your phone is always busy, so you put in a second line and it's always busy.- Your gas tank is always empty and your laundry basket is always full.- While you've generally been in favor of them up until now, suddenly "Miracle Bras" seem like a really bad idea.- You realize it's been more than a year since you haven't had to pay a late fee when you rent a video.- Your car insurance suddenly costs more than your car.
Not only is this completely ridiculous, but if you allow your parents to express this thesis, they will become obsessed with the idea, and that's all you'll hear for the next decade.)I Need You, Leave Me Alone When children are young, dads regard themselves as giant shock absorbers, there to protect the family from the ruts and bumps on the road of life. You begin to see yourself as more like a coach, running your children through practice drills so they'll be better prepared when they have to go out and play the real game.
Life's a contact sport, dads will argue, so a few non-fatal bruises along the way merely toughens the body and steels the soul.
The son of legendary country crooner Tex Ritter, Ritter ascended to stardom in the 1970s with his 1984 Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning portrayal of every-bachelor Jack Tripper in the classic sitcom “Three’s Company.” Ritter tackled a variety of memorable roles including a turn as a bumbling dad in the G-rated “Problem Child” franchise, San Franciscan cop in the Steven Bochco-created “Hooperman,” and a critically acclaimed role in the indie flick “Sling Blade.” Sagal (“Futurama”) was nominated for four Golden Globes® for her portrayal of couch potato, spendthrift housewife Peggy Bundy in Fox’s “Married with Children.” Honors for 8 Simple Rules include a 2004 cinematography Emmy®, a 2003 People's Choice Award for Best New Comedy as well as a pair of 2003 Teen Choice Awards: Best Breakout Show and Breakout Actress (Kaley Cuoco). Bruce Cameron's book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and broadcast on ABC-TV from 2002 to 2005, 8 Simple Rules was created by veteran television scribe Tracy Gamble (“According to Jim”). Use your hands on my daughter and you'll lose them after.
If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun.
After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character.
If it's been about a dozen birthdays since you brought home that darling little bundle of girl baby, I am willing to explain the skills and tactics you will need to make it through the next eight years with a minimum of trauma.(My wife ignores my instructions and actually spends money trying to satisfy these adolescent appetites, which is a bit like trying to warm a winter day by turning up the heat and opening your windows.)Anyway, the world is positively teeming with teenagers, and as long as people continue to think about starting a family, the trend is likely to continue. I am only willing to accept the blame for the ones that my wife caused and have taken educational measures with her to make sure it doesn't happen again.But if I am, indeed, surviving the experience, perhaps I can share with you some of the knowledge I have so painfully gained over what has been more than half a decade of tears, hormones, and stress fractures.TV hall-of-famer John Ritter plays sportswriter Paul Hennessey, a father who lives by 8 Simple Rules, or better yet, one golden law: keep your hands off teenage daughters Bridget (Kaley Cuoco - “Charmed”), the boy-crazy one, and the moody and artistic Kerry (Amy Davidson - “Malcolm in the Middle”). Paul’s wife Cate (Katey Sagal) fully supports Paul’s mission, but her nursing career eats up much of her time, leaving dad to play a more active role.