Read our Q&A with Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for “Superman” (available now on DVD), Academy Award winner, father of three, history buff, and bad cook:
- Describe your parenting style in one word Improvisational.
- Favorite TV family of all time (real or fictional) The Bunkers from All in the Family.
- Last meal you made for your family Gluten-free pancakes. Two kids didn't eat. One barfed.
Craziest thing you've done while sleep-deprived I woke the kids for school at night. I had read the clock incorrectly.
Favorite subject in school American history.
Behavioral/physical trait you hope your children don't inherit from you General slobbishness.
Song that best describes your parenting experiences “Dazed and Confused” by Led Zeppelin.
Last lost toy/object you helped your child find Always my 4-year-old's blanket—always hidden in an impossible place.
Best piece of parenting advice you ever got “You don't teach them. They teach you.”
First word that pops into your head when we say “dad” Trying. (Double meaning intended.)