Epic Fatherhood Advice From Louis C.K.

June 23, 2011 in Fatherhood Insights  

Epic Fatherhood Advice From Louis C.K.

I wrote previously about the brilliance of Louis C.K.’s dad jokes. But this is on an even higher level.

It seems a little heavy-handed on the script here (it is, after all, a message from CBS), but it’s ridiculously and typically insightful for Louis. He has me pegged in this one.

“You wanna know why your father spends so much time on the toilet? Because he’s not sure he wants to be a father.”

I felt like being a dad was taking away everything I wanted to be, and I was right. But so what? What’s so great about our lives? What the hell are adults without kids? What’s the point?”

So I got off the toilet, I flushed down my personal dreams and I decided: I’m going to be a dad. I’m not going to be mom’s assistant.”

This is everything I’ve stood for in fatherhood said 8 times better than I could ever put together.

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BloggerFather June 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I love his take on fatherhood on the Louie show. I saw his standup on Netflix too, and there’s a part where he talks about the time between putting your kids in the car seat and getting into the car, when for a short precious moment you get to hear your thoughts and be human again. Then you get into the car with them and it’s over.

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Chase June 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

So good, so true.

Chasen June 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

classic. loved it. he even made lisa get a little choked up. love his comment about the toilet.

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Nick June 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

Love the post, really good video, and while I’m here, the post name has got the advice coming from “Louise”.

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Chase June 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

Godammit. I’ve messed up his name I think 13 times now in the past two posts. Thx Nick. Fixed.

Chris Neiger June 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Awesome stuff, especially the point he made about not just being a mom’s assistant. I do have difficulties in grocery stores though, I swear they move everything around each week just to throw you off!

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Chase June 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

indeed. Grocery stores are tough… but the whole thing changed for me when i started just asking people where things are, pretending they weren’t judging me severely in their hearts. Turns out they weren’t. Turns out, even if they were, it didn’t matter. FTW!

Cole July 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm

So good… just read an interview with Louis today and talks about balancing work and kids. He keeps a good separation – http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-ck,58516/

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