So I wrote this scene for a story where the MC's (Mike) girlfriend (Kari) meets the guy's dad (James Anderson) for the first time. I feel like I'm using the word "father" too much. A few things to note: the story is written in first person, and the MC's relationship with his father is a bit shaky, so that's why I always like to refer to him as his father rather than the less formal "dad". Here's a small snippet of the scene when he first shows up: And it goes on for the rest of the scene of course. My only thought would be to somehow change the wording of the sentences to avoid having to refer to his father in pronoun form. Anyone have any other advice?