In an episode from Season 8 of Two and a Half Men, we see that Jake often looks up to Charlie, despite him being his uncle and not his father. Here is the clip for you to see:
The question was posed to me: Who was my biggest role model growing up and how did they influence who I am today? This question takes very little thought on my part. I had some great teachers growing up. I had some great family. But, the people that influenced me most, and still do to be honest, are my parents. I can’t say that one more than the other influenced me. They have done so in different, and one no less important than the other, ways.
My mom always showed me how to be a “lady”. She showed me affection in the way she took care of me. She showed me that I need to do my best and to always respect myself… my brain, my body, my life. My dad taught me to never give up; to work for what I want and to go after it. My parents together showed me how important I am and, by sacrificing and sending me to private school, that my education is a priority. They encouraged me to put God and my faith as a priority by those same sacrifices for years of private-school education.
Those lessons have been with me my whole life and are still with me today. As far as how they have influenced me, I think it is pretty clear. I am the mom I am because of my mom. I am the woman I am because of them both. I am stubborn and strong in my beliefs and convictions. I always put my children first because my parents did the same. I am willing to sacrifice for my kids the way my parents did for me because I know what good can come of it.
I love because I was loved.
My parents influenced my life more than they could possibly know. I couldn’t be more thankful for what they have done for me.
Who was a role model in your life as a child?
Disclosure: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote Two and a Half Men Season Eight on DVD.