So, like, two weeks ago, my 11yo son comes from school and says, "My friend Mike's dad writes him mad cool stories into this app and they kind of look like Snapchat Discover Stories! Mister Randy is so cool! He writes Mike stories about how when he was our age, he went out into the sea with his grandfather, and they caught a shark thiiiiis big! I bet you don't have cool stories like this to write about, huh?"
And at that very moment, I was like, "Challenge accepted!". A couple of clicks later, and my Parent Manifesto was done, and after another hour I had my first story. Every since then, I write stories every day. It's like a chain reaction: one story inspires or helps me remember another, and so on, and so on. Who's the cooler dad now, huh? It's all fun, of course, but I might have to ask him not to retell all of my stories in school haha.