As parents, we want to give our children the best of ourselves. We hope that they inherit our strengths and not our weaknesses. We want to teach them important life lessons and raise them with strong morals and values. And we hope that they accept and embrace those things in life that we are passionate about.
Staley took her first step towards this shared passion on Monday evening by attending her very first Bachelor party. For the past 8 years, I have joined with a group of women to take part in an enlightening journey into the world of relationships...the relationship of one man and the 25 women he is simultaneously dating. We share in the highs and the lows, the laughter and the tears, the drama and the insanity of the reality dating show, "The Bachelor." Bachelor night has become a tradition that involves an evening of food, fun, laughter, and ridicule that always culminates in "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever." The friendships that have grown from Bachelor night are much longer lasting than any of the relationships that the show has produced. I hope that Staley will grow up understanding the importance of female friendships and can embrace whatever it is that brings them together. So Staley, will you accept this lesson...and this rose?