Brett Young is the dad to two toddler girls. Presley, who’s 3, and Rowan, who is 1 ½. Brett told us recently that he is so glad his father-in-law gave him some great advice about avoiding getting caught in girl conversations that are beyond his ability to understand.
Brett told us, “My wife’s dad has two girls. Now I have two girls. My dad just had a boy. I thought forever that I would lean on my dad for parenting advice, and I do because he was an incredible dad, but it’s a very specific thing to be a dad that only had girls. And my father-in-law was able to just give advice about how entirely acceptable it is to stay out of every conversation that’s outside of your skill set.” He continued, “And so, I’m like, I don’t know what’s happening here. These girls seem like they’re having a conversation that is completely foreign to me. So, I’m gonna be over here. You just let me know if I need to take out the trash or something ’cause I’m hangin’.”
Not long ago, Young said that he sometimes sits in his driveway to cry over a sad song. Brett believes that most people are also a sucker for a good sad song. Brett said at the time, “I think that that’s what people connect with the most, matters of the heart, right? You can write all the party songs in the world; we need those too. But I don’t think people are deeply invested in those. I think that’s when they like wanna turn up or kinda turn their brain off.” He adds, “I think for me, if I’m listening to something, even right now I’m happily married with two beautiful little girls, and I hear a new sad song that I think is well written that I can relate to, I’ll still sit in my driveway and cry to it all by myself.”