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
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
At the Nickel City Comic Con in Buffalo, NY August 13th and 14th. It was great to see the attendance increase on Sunday and Dave and Adams put on a great convention, Buffalo needs more things to do like this! These are random pictures from the floor and panels.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..
Any geek knows a good hooded cowl is hard to come by. Whether it be Katniss in the Hunger games, or Assassin’s Creed. A Hooded Cowl can make or break your next ‘dress up’ day!Read More
One of the loudest criticisms of Fathers, has been the lack of time they spend with their children. I’ve read countless articles and opinion pieces on the Dad that is never there. Over the past seven years as a Geek Dad, I’ve made it a point to NOT be that type of Dad. I get to go home on lunch and see my kids, take them to school sometimes, have one-on-0ne time, out of the blue. I relish every moment I have with my kids. I’ve been blessed with a…Read More
Ok, as a Geek Dad, this is a must for my Barbie obsessed daughter..Read More
In the world of us crazy Star Wars fans there are cool products being made all of the time. However; sometimes a product comes along that is so awesome it is a must have. This Original Trilogy Star Wars lamp is so beautiful my wife would even let it be displayed proudly in my living room, unlike the Leg Lamp she hated so much! LOL. Now these are not cheap but oh it would be money well spent! http://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/122355001_.html?cm_ven=FB-BEX&cm_cat=SST-M35-44-NP_StrWrsLghtsbrLmpKW2_122355001&cm_pla=SST_Img-NP_StrWrsLghtsbrLmpKW2_122355001&cm_ite=M35-44_KW-StarWars2_1Step-N_Niche&utm_source=FB-BEX&utm_medium=SST-M35-44-NP_StrWrsLghtsbrLmpKW2_122355001&utm_campaign=SST_Img-NP_StrWrsLghtsbrLmpKW2_122355001&utm_term=M35-44_KW-StarWars2_1Step-N_Niche Geek EdRead More
Yesterday, I had a semi-productive afternoon! I came home from work, had dinner (because my wife is awesome), and went outside to do stuff around the garden and the garage. The entire time I was out there, my son was my side-kick. He helped me weed the garden, water the plants, even mix the fish fertilizer for our vegetable garden. You should have seen his reaction to the SMELL of that stuff. Priceless! After we finished cleaning up some stuff in the garage, we got to work on brushing the…Read More
This is crazy. Hot Toys just recently released to market a 1/6 scale complete Millennium Falcon Cockpit for displaying their amazing Han Solo and Chewbacca figures. http://watchtowergeeks.com/2014/09/hot-toys-amazing-han-solo-and-chewie-16-figures-star-wars-chewbacca-hottoys/ Now just because they can they have constructed a full 1/6 scale Millennium Falcon. Holy WOW!!! I doubt that Hot Toys will actually be marketing these to sell, but even though they would cost a fortune there would be a few Star Wars fans out there that have the money, *cough George Lucas cough* If only I had an extra room to keep…Read More