Never Say Never, Dad

Posted March 15, 2011 by jimhigley

“Dad, you wanna go to the Justin Bieber movie with me?” asked my daughter the other day.

I am so accustomed to doing any number of non-traditional “dad” things with my daughter – and I’ve always valued that. But a Justin Bieber movie?

I thought she was teasing. But she wasn’t. So we went.

And to make matters worse, it was 3D. No, to make matters even worse, we were alone in the theater. I was sure this was going to be one of those moments I’d look back and laugh at as yet one more stupid-dad-moment.

That was until about five seconds in to the movie.

I’m not sure if it was the advancement in 3D since the last time I watched a movie with goofy glasses (Reagan was president I think), the upbeat music, the seemingly pretty admirable group of people that surround this kid, or just looking at the story of this young man through the eyes of my average dad eyes.

But I liked it.

There. I said it.

Who knows, maybe in our world of one young star after another going bad, perhaps this young guy will do well. I hope he does. I really do.

And don’t worry, I promise not to be hanging out in the front row of one of his concerts anytime soon. But I kind of have a little Bieber Fever.

  • Jaimie

    Oh Uncle Jim! This made me laugh.

    Love the picture!

  • ChopperPapa

    You honesty is refreshing and admirable. I, however, would have kept that bit of insight to myself…LOL! I live about 5 miles from where he grew up in Georgia. This is Bieber country.

  • Julie

    I'm not believing that you won't be hanging out in the front row of his concert. If your daughter asks you to, I'd bet my bottom dollar you'll be there! Great post!

  • Jim Higley is the Bobblehead Dad – writer, speaker, life observer and cancer warrior.

    @ChopperPapa….I know. I share too much! But I always appreciate you hanging in there with me!

    And @Julie….I think you know me too well. I have a hard time saying no to my daughter!

  • Chi-Runner

    I wrote a very similar post on my blog, I loved the movie and was in tears more than once throughout the movie. It is wonderful to have a 5 y.o. girl with BieberFever!

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