Richard aka Dickard T. is a fine example of what it means to be a modern day dad. A hard working father, grandfather, musician, and more. It’s been my pleasure to follow him and his daily life on Instagram and I’m proud to finally have him on the pages of our site. Few men deserve this feature more than Richard, so it’s an honor to share this with you…and make sure to check out Bricktop!
1. Tell us about what you do, who you are, and how you balance your career with being a dad?
My name’s Richard Juhl aka Dickard T. and I play guitar in Bricktop.I’ve been in the Automotive industry for over 12 years. I have 3 awesome kids, Cassidy is 16, Parker is about to turn 14, and my youngest Kaleigh is about to turn 12 and more recently I became a grandpa. Gotta say I love it!!! My kids are the reason I was able to balance work with home. When I was single I could work all day into the night and do it all over again the next day. The money was nice but I realized that time spent with my family was nicer. Some things ya just can’t get back.
2. What does being a modern-day dad mean to you?
The world!! Being the best I can for my kids. Watching my kids grow and express themselves in so many different ways. Showing them the right path, yet still having fun along the way. Sometimes ya gotta get on em but I’ve learned talking to my kids instead of at em goes a long way.
3.How did becoming a father change your life?
Completely turned it right side up. The best thing to ever happen to me!! Taught me responsibility, showed me the love I could have for another human being. Don’t get me wrong I love my friends with all my heart but to anyone who has kids. When they look at you there’s no better feeling. Unless they’re asking for $20…hahaha
4. Whats the greatest part about being a dad?
Knowing that I had part in my kids upbringing. And When my kids outsmart me!! Every day I learn something new from my kids. It’s the simple fact that they never cease to amaze me.
5. Can you share a funny story about being a father?
There’s so many but the one that comes to mind, my youngest Kaleigh was 7 and Bricktop had just released a video on YouTube. My daughter comes home and says she already asked the school and that it was ok if Bricktop played her elementary school. I explained to her that it probably wouldn’t be appropriate because we have cuss words in some of our songs. She looks at me straight faced as possible and says. “And you let your 7 year old daughter listen to Bricktop”? “What’s the matter with you”? I didn’t live that one down for a while. But it was really cute. Now she’s almost 12 and imitates Dave’s drumming on the videos!!
6. What advice can you give any new father out there?
Be patient and do fun stuff, take em to shows. Make memories!!!
Thanks so much for being apart of this! Its an honor and a pleasure both to have you on our site.
I wanna say thank you and I think it’s great that you’re giving dads recognition for just doing what we do every day and I’m honored to be apart of this!!!