Came across a great post about building bonds with your kids even when you don't have a lot of shared interests. Here's a clip:
See, once I stepped into the theatrical world, my dad didn’t stop being involved with me, my life or what I loved. Instead, he decided to do whatever it took to be involved in my life. He chose to connect with me and bond with me . . . through what I liked to do.
My dad and a couple of other dads got together and formed a group that helped build the sets for various productions I was in. They called themselves THE CREW. They had T-shirts and even stamped the bottom of every set piece they made with their logo. It was hysterical. And he never missed a performance. I could always hear him laugh in the audience, too. I would quietly beam in the wings when I heard him out there.