How a Single Dad Uses Tech to Stay Emotionally Connected to His Pre-Teen Daughter
Fact: As kids enter the Sullen Teen Years, their parents become hopelessly uncool. Yes, even you. Even Jesse Lozano, and he’s a radio DJ. Back in the day, that was the coolest job you could have.
Lozano, who rocks the afternoon drive for KIIS FM in Los Angeles and Star 94.1 FM in San Diego, seems to have figured out how to stay engaged with his pre-teen daughter as she grows up and his Coolness Factor continues to plummet to basement levels. Sorry, Mr. Lozano, but it’s going to happen. Trust me.
The single dad and his 11-year-old daughter, Savannah, have posted a video of the two of them lip-dubbing rapper Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” for his Single Dad Diaries blog, and it has gone viral. Perhaps because it’s getting parents thinking about their kids’ music and online adventures in a different way. Perhaps because it shows kids that parents are perfectly capable of jamming right along with them. Maybe it’s our way of meeting them halfway between Old Fart Road and the Information Superhighway, so to speak.
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Plus, the song is catchy as hell.
During a quiet car ride, Lozano challenges Savannah to a lip dub of “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen, which it seems is not quite Savannah’s cup of tea. She insists on cranking up “Fancy” and as the bass riff wafts through the car, it’s obvious that this dad-daughter team is perfectly in sync. And the reaction from YouTube and social media commenters is unanimous: