A grown man's body beneath the sheets nightly with cookies & milk and little boys would disturb a LOT of real men.<quoted text>
Michael thought of himself as Peter Pan. Literally. A child in a grown man's body. One of the most misunderstood people on the planet. Wouldn't have hurt a fly. No doubt in my mind he would have never hurt a child.
Other men had a very hard time understanding someone like him, understandably.
And it did and it still does.
Modern Family has two Peter Pans, too.
And I'm sure a lot of cookies & milk get passed around there, too.