- David redirects here. For other uses see David (disambiguation).
David Parker is a very busy man, balancing taking care of the kids, helping Eva with her projects, and watching football (specifically, the NFL).
David always tries to guide his three diverse children into making the right decisions.
David Parker has had to find balance in raising and encouraging his three diverse children and being a good husband to his Hispanic wife. This includes his first appearance where he has to talk with his son Matthew about tinkering with other people's stuff but then has to turn around and encourage him to continue his hobby even after causing technical problems at Whit's End. He then has to get his family to find things to sell for an upcoming yard sale which proves to be a challenge when his children's definition of clutter and treasured keepsakes varies from child to child. Then he when interest returns to the family he has to remind everyone about what has happened in the family to past pets all of which came to untimely ends. Despite this he shows his wisdom when teaching Camilla the ups and downs of responsibility.
In Grandma's Visit he's shown to have a decent if not good relationship with his mother-in-law Lucia. However she is disappointed at his lack of Spanish speaking ability and lack of fat on his body. During the episode he also shows how far he's willing to go when he takes a whole week off to help prepare his house for his sister-in-law Rosalita's wedding, opening his house to his family through marriage. However, the tension he experiences proves to be too much and he finally takes his family out to a hotel so that they can take a brief break from the chaos of the whole situation. Like the rest of the family he is disappointed when Rosalita elopes with Orlando but celebrates with the rest of the family in a fiesta.
He then has to deal with daughter Olivia's various performing interests and the fact that at times she over commits herself at times. Then in An Agreeable Nanny he gives his children a chance to prove they are responsible enough to handle a pushover babysitter. However, they prove to be anything but ready and he sentences them to a week of restriction. In Grandma's Christmas Visit he shows how sensible he is when proposing alternatives for his family that would like quiet time before being informed the family has no such option. Just the same he shows to be supportive to his loving wife.
David became a Christian around the age of 20 (as revealed in #731: “More Than a Feeling”.
David then finally reveals some of his childhood when having to settle a conflict between children Matthew and Olivia. We then learn he has a passion for football and doesn't like when his football time is cut into. Finally he has to talk to Camilla about forgiveness. He may like the New Orleans Saints, since the team he likes has a WR named Henderson. New Orleans has a WR named Devery Henderson.
David is also an architect.
- Main Article: Parker family
David Parker has appeared in the following albums:
- Album 51: Take it From the Top
- Album 52: Cause and Effect
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals
- Album 57: A Call to Something More
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3
David Parker has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:
- See Parker quotes.
Art by Gary Locke