Today is May the Fourth, or as we call it in Geekdom, Star Wars Day. I’m not really sure how the whole thing started but it’s awesome that it did. Today is the day where all Star Wars fans and geeks alike can celebrate their geek-ness with pride. I celebrate it with my kids every year. I give them some small Star Wars related present, stickers, Pez, coloring book, etc., they all wear their Star Wars apparel, and sometimes we even have Star Wars themed dinners. Last year we had…Read More
MarZak Toyz has released a new limited 1/6 scale action figure line. The BRiTS hails tribute to the iconic original GiJoe, the grand daddy of all action figures. The figures each come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, detailed uniform, headgear, boots, rifle, knife with sheath, belt, canteen and cover, pipe, and other accessories, and a custom flocked head on a vintage style body with the Jolly Good Grip. All of this is packaged in an exclusive coffin box with beautiful, unique art work. There are currently two figures…Read More
Daddy Daughter Date The weekend was coming to an end and I was feeling pretty tired. It was a productive few days and we just finished having a few friends visit that Sunday afternoon! I was sitting in the living room with my wife and kids, feeling pretty relaxed. My daughter asked, “Dad, are we going anyplace tonight?” Now, you have to understand that we had been “going” all day. Church in the morning, picking up lunch, visitors all day. It was a pretty hectic (but good) day! “No…”…Read More
Every dad needs to have a tea party with their daughter. But does every dad get to do it as Superman? Check out my “Geek Style” tea party with my daughter!Read More
My son and best buddy’s interest in stop motion video has been going on for a few years. He has been creating them for a while and he is getting better and better. He also has a love for Gravity Falls. All the stuff he shows on his new You Tube Channel was made by him without any help. He now has a 6 foot table and a decent size area in our Man Cave that is set up just for him to do his videos on. I am very…Read More
So as a dad, I have the pleasure of plastering my office with art from my daughter and my son. But now, it seems that I might have the pleasure of turning that art, into wearable and displayable works of art that will last longer than the paper the crayon is on! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TasarimTakarim Tasarim Takarim, will take your kid’s doodles, and turn them into actual art! Not exactly cheap.. but our kid’s art is priceless, right? Check out some of the results below!Read More
There have been a ton of Pokemon Go stories in the news lately! I see tons of stories on Twitter and Facebook both Pro and Con! As a parent, it’s natural to want to know if this is a game that your kids can or should play!Read More
It seems that Target will be introducing a new line of clothing and action heroes, based on girls! This is in timing with the new TV series for female superheros! http://www.dcsuperherogirls.com/en-usRead More
All in all, it was a great time. The event creator had cookies and gift baskets that were raffled off! How cool is that? Here are a few picks! Enjoy!Read More
Being a Geek Dad is not about finding ways to get your kids to enjoy “Geekdom”. It’s about finding ways to let your kids enjoy what THEY like and seeing that there is a bit of Geek in everyone. It’s about encouraging your children to not be embarrassed over liking Star Trek, Superheros, knitting or coloring. It’s about showing them that it’s OK to not like what everyone else does, or vice versa.
We constantly here that the ‘world’ wants kids to grow up confident, as good leaders, strong, decision makers, not followers of the crowd. But that same ‘system’ strives to tell the same kids what that means and how they should do it.
As parents, we need to lay the “Foundation” for confident leaders… Good way to remember this?
You don’t convey to your children “Smart people think this way, and you are smart.. so you will think this way too…”
You convey: Smart people think…. and it’s OK to think.
That way, they are comfortable to agree with someone else on their own merit, or not. If my son turns out to like Superman, that’s awesome. It’s OK that he likes the same hero as me! But I want him to like Superman because HE likes superman, not just because I’m the Dad..