Dad of the Day: with Gerry Speirs from Foodness Gracious
We’re looking to the experts this Father’s Day! We’ve asked some of our favorite bloggers to share their memories, traditions and stories from life as a dad! Please meet, Gerry Speirs, a stay-at-home dad with a serious passion for food.
Number of kids:
I have two kids, one boy age three (Quinn) and a daughter age eight (Miranda).
How many years have you been in the dad business?
I’ve been in the dad biz since I was 34.
How does your family celebrate Father’s Day? Any traditions?
We celebrate Father’s Day by me being able to sleep in and have breakfast made for me. BBQ will usually follow for dinner.
What is the cheesiest thing you do to make your kids laugh?
Cheesiest thing to make my kids laugh might be pretending to play the drums with a couple of wooden spoons and every pot or pan hanging on my rack and banging the heck out of them! I usually do it at breakfast as soon as they wake up.
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to new dads?
My advice to new dads would be to slow down and try to appreciate every single day you have with the kids. It’s cliché but life does go past pretty quickly.
Which Tillamook cheese below best describes what kind of dad you are?
- Medium Cheddar (Tried and true, cheddar’s gold standard)
- Sharp Cheddar (Sharp, full-bodied flavor with a zing)
- Pepper Jack (Mild and spicy, or spicy and mild)
- Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar (Extra-big cheddar flavor, strong and complex)
I’m a TOTAL spice freak so the Pepper Jack is right up my alley!