(Closed) Who are/were your imaginary parental role models?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Don’t have any TV/Movie parents, but we do have our Pastors that both Darling Husband and I really look up too in marriage AND parenting.

They have that kind of marriage where 25+ years later he still looks at her totally smitten and can’t help but smile like a goofy teenage boy.. This was absolutely fantastic seeing when 1 series they actually did all the sermons together on stage… every time it would be her turn he’d try and listen seriously but would just end up back with that goofy grin.. lol

They’re great parents as well… 4 kids and all of them are wonderful teens & young adults. Don’t exacerabte their kids, but are still firm and hold a high level of expectation in character. AND they’re so involved in their lives… which says alot for being pastors of a large church.

They really are a great family to want to emmulate =)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Roseanne

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is going to date me, but I would chose the Huxtables from the Cosby Show!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love the parents in Easy A. But I also dig the Huxtables!! Love me some Cosby Show. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

So she’s a tv personality and therefore real but I love Laura Bennett’s approach to parenting (Project Runway). She has a ton of kids but shes pretty laid back with them. Of course I will prob never have a giant apt in NYC (or a ton of kids). She used to write columns for the Daily Beast about how feeding your kid a PB&J sandwich on white bread will not turn them into sociopaths.

And duh, the Huxtables.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I also gotta say the Huxtibles. I love that family and I would love for me and Fiance to raise our future kid(s) with the grace, honestly and humor they did!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

lorelai gilmore!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve always super admired Cliff and Claire!  Always said I wanted a family like theirs- but without that many kids 🙂   they were always tough but super fair, demanded respect but also let the kids be kids and have a lot of fun.   Love them!

I also love the families from Modern Family- I think they are a more accurate portrayal of how families (who love and respect each other) are now.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@LGenz: i remember her! i liked her, but she did seem a little cold..

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not sure if reality TV counts, but I really LOVE Caroline Manzo from the Real Housewives of NJ 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@jay0hwhy: I also agree with Lorelai!

And I love the Huxtables. I also kind of love the parents from “Mean Girls.”

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I always loved Jason and Maggie Seaver from Growing Pains!  I liked their family dynamic– dad worked from home, mom went back to work as the trailblazing reporter Maggie Malone! Good 80’s TV for sure.

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