PS: Bill, you talk about the evolution of parenting in the book. Can you expand on that?
BG: The modern father is definitely evolving. I came from a family where the parents' roles were just strictly defined. My dad worked and brought home the paycheck, and mom was mom 100 percent of the time. I think I evolved a little bit from that, and I think Willie has evolved a lot. The world's changing, and people are finally catching up with it.
WG: It was also just so different. There wasn't the obsession with car seats, and strollers, and all the little gadgets you need to have for kids. I was riding around the front seat of our Volkswagen as a toddler — standing on the front seat jumping up and down.
PS: So would you agree that you're part of the evolution?
WG: I think you watch your own parents, and then when you get to that age, you look back. You take all the best things and you leave some of the other things behind, and hopefully you improve upon it. I think it's funny though. People say, "Oh, you have a new baby. Do you do diapers?" Of course I do diapers! What am I going to do? Sit there on the couch with a brandy snifter while my wife does the work?
BG: I just sat there without the brandy snifter. I didn't have a brandy snifter!
WG: Fetch me more brandy, love!
Source: Courtesy of the Geist family