By fuck off, dad - United States - Philadelphia
Today, my dad is going through a midlife crisis. He now wants to be less like a dad and more like a "best friend" to me. This mainly involves him constantly texting me, sending me stuff on Snapchat, and saying stuff like "wicked cool", "bazinga", and "swag" every chance he gets. FML
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  nightowl713  |  25

It could be worse. Parents are meant to be parents yes, but if your lucky you'll have such a relationship with your parents that it can turn into a friendship later in life when their job is done, so to speak.

  JennaNGood  |  21

I can't speak for having a friend-like relationship with my parents (they're very old fashioned), but I think it's a fine line you have to walk to be able to become friends with your child later in life. OPs dad is not handling this transition very well, in my humble opinion.

  poopsi  |  19

Well, my mother is my best friend, and at the young age of 15, I've never done anything to get grounded, never smoked or did drugs, haven't dated or anything.. Parents can still parent while being your friend.

  Lacist  |  19

I don't know parents can be best-friends, if they are really open minded and look upon the intention rather than words. For example some parents really don't care if their kid swears as long as it's in privacy. I mean you don't tell your friends to stop swearing because you aren't allowed too.

  x_the_lancer_x  |  13

Yes, it would be nice to have your parents try to get closer to you, but I don't know about any of you guys, but if one of my parents started saying "swag" I would come pretty close to throwing myself out the nearest window.

  junkman6  |  22

#24 if my old man said "swag" in a serious manner and not just joking around. I would take him out back and shoot him. It sucks, but when someone is that far gone you just have to put em out of their misery.

  cocainewhore  |  30

#41 I read that as your dad barks at you.

OP I feel your pain, my dad added all of my friends on Facebook and tries to talk like a chav in order to rebuild our friendship.

  CarbonCoach  |  11

That would let him down, I feel bad for him maybe it's a tuff time for him and needs someone to actually understand him. It is kinda weird but I wouldn't let down my dad if he were to do that...