His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
What TV parents do you most want to be like?
Mrs. Happy’s response
Cliff and Clair Huxtable from The
Cosby Show. They actually
talked and listened to their kids to resolve conflicts, they had a fantastic
sense of humor, and they were passionate toward each other.
Rob and Laura Petrie from The
Dick Van Dyke Show. They didn’t have everything figured out, but
they learned as they went along and had fun the whole way. They had loads
of humility and a wacky sense of humor about themselves, their son, work
life, home life, and everything else around them. I just hope I don’t trip
over an ottoman every time I come home. And I don’t intend to trade our
queen-size mattress for two twin beds.