No More Mr. Bad Dad

Posted December 2, 2011 by jimhigley

Typically, December 1 is the day I begin to panic. I panic about holiday gifts. Holiday cards. The fall yardwork I’ve yet to tackle. And it’s the day I have to come to grips with the fact that yet another year is going to end with me staring at a long list of unfinished goals.

But this December 1 was different. It was actually more of a celebration.  For starters, it was a celebration marking the end of Movember-that fun-filled month of November where guys around the globe sprout facial hair (“Mo” is slang for moustache in Australia) to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues including testicular and prostate cancer.

As the self-anointed poster-boy for early-age prostate cancer, this is a cause I love.

But as much as I love Movember, this December 1 was also a celebratory day because it gave me that long-awaited hall pass to shave off my facial fuzz. And it couldn’t come fast enough.

Thanks to Philips Norelco, who got behind my amazing team of dad bloggers – both financially and with a couple much appreciated gifts (see above video) – I couldn’t put the razor to my face enough.

Sporting my new, post-shave face, I asked my teenage son if he noticed anything different.


“My face! Check it out!”

And what do I get?

Not a “Looks good, Dad!” Or a grin. Or even a thumbs up. Nope. All I get is:

“You know, Dad, for once in your life, you actually looked a little bad. In a good way. You had an edge. I actually was starting to respect you. Now we’re back to your old, wimpy face.”


Guess he’s not going to get to borrow my nifty new beard trimmer.


Hey, if you liked my video, check out more from my team members. Awesome men.

Thanks again to Philips Norelco for supporting our team and sharing awesome goodies. Rest assured, anything you read on here comes from my heart. My son may think I’m a wimp. But my opinions don’t have a price.

And, by the way, if you’re in the market for a new SensoTouch shaver, here’s a link to a holiday rebate.

  • Katherine

    Looking good BH. I have made my kids swear that they will not turn into teenagers on me (well, they usually laugh when I tell them they aren’t allowed to be teens). Delightful kids. 🙂

    • Jim Higley

      Unfortunately, they will grow up in a blink!

  • Barbara

    Love your description of December in your first paragraph – I am certain my neighbors are trying to figure out a way to vote me out of the neighborhood – still have leaves to rake, only house without any lights, no tree up yet, etc., etc., etc.  So nice to know I’m not alone…..but I bet none of my neighbors were MoSistas!  So I’ve got that going for me 🙂

    Love reading your blogs.  And thank you for loaning out your upper lip for Movember!

    • Jim Higley

      MoSistas get an official EXTRA month to get their end-of-the-year stuff together. It comes with the Mo-commitment! So relax!