I spent a lovely Saturday with Eric and his family this past weekend. We chatted about what he felt prepared for as well as what nobody ever tells you about being a father.
He opened up about how his dad had a rough childhood and how he was terrifying at times. Still, Eric could tell that his father didn't want to make the same mistakes. "You can see the domino effect," Eric says of how he got to be the kind of father he is to his two sons, Sammy and Johnny.
And of course we talked about being a skateboarder. It not only helped him as an adolescent, but seeps into his methods of being a father and a teacher as well.