When we were in Maui, Meg noted that Steve is a lot like Phil Dunphy from Modern Family. I died laughing because she is so right.
Phil’s bio from the abc website reads : Phil Dunphy is the cool dad. That's his thang. At least, that's what he'd like us to believe. And you know what? We kinda do! Oh, sure, Phil has those "roll your eyes" moments that have us asking, "Is the guy for real?" You bet he is. As goofy as he may seem, Phil always has his heart in the right place. He dotes on his wife Claire and he constantly tries to bond with his three kids. Phil acts like a parent and talks like a peer. He calls it "peerenting."
If you know Steve, you are nodding your head right now in agreement.
What the bio doesn’t say, is that Phil’s (Steve’s) attempts to be such a cool dad often backfire on him.
This video is a pretty good example. In the video, Steve is playing “Kick The Can” with the kids. He’s fun. He’s energetic. He’s goofy. He’s bonding with his kids. He’s Phil Dunphy.
See what I mean!