It should be boring how reliable a parent is


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It's the movie "Blended".
A man and an woman are talking about their respective children.
They are both single. Woman complains about her ex husband who is not so present in her children's life and doesn't show up. Man says,
"You gotta show up for your kids. It should be boring how reliable a parent is."

I am not so sure about his last sentence. Is he saying that a parent should be reliable even is it gets boring?
Something like that.

Thank you
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    American English
    It means that reliability in a parent should not elicit any notice or excitement – it should be so commonplace as to be boring.
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