Monday, June 13, 2011

A Very Geeky Father's Day

We know them, we love them, and they are the fathers of our children.  How do we say Happy Fathers Day to our very own Geek Dad?

If your hubby is like mine, then he probably spends more time in front of a computer than he does outside in the sun.  He is content to stay home and play games or watch old episodes of Star Trek.  He stays up trying to beat an impossible "Secret" level in Donkey Kong, using up all of his extra lives, because he "has to beat it!"  His vacations include the yearly pilgrimages to Gen Con and PAX, and he is willing to dress the part.  Know anyone like that?  If so, then you also probably know a man who is smart, thoughtful, and devoted.  This Sunday we say Thanks!

Whether your hubby is a Comic Book Geek, Computer Geek, Science Geek, Gamer Geek, or a Computer Gadget, Star Wars, Zelda, D&D Playing, Science, Sci-fi, Super Geek, he's yours and you Love Him!  Here are some suggestions to say Thank you on June 19th. 

1. Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share:
If you are looking for a fresh way to share your hubby's love of science and technology, and help your kids develop a passion for learning and discovery, then supergeek Ken Denmead's book is just the thing.  Some of the amazingly fun activities you will find include: flying a night-time kite ablaze with lights, launching a video camera with balloons, constructing the "Best Slip n' Slide Ever," a guaranteed thrill ride, building a working lamp with LEGO bricks and CDs, creating a customized comic strip or your own board game, and much, much more! 

2. Geek Soap:
Keep your hubby fresh and clean with these geek themed soaps.  Your kids will love helping you pick out their favorites and they can use them too!  What a great way to keep everyone "shiny" and clean. 

3. Make a Star Wars Breakfast!
Have your kids mix the batter and fill these fun little molds with dad's favorite pancake mix.  Blueberry Yodas?  How about a chocolate chip Millenium Falcon ™?  Your husband will love the Jedi Kitchen Master you have become when you bring these to the breakfast table.

4.  And Finally, this one's for Dad himself.  Disconnect to Reconnect:
Author Phil Cooke is challenging dads everywhere to, "disconnect your digital device for 24 hours and reconnect with your family."  That's right, no computers. No cell phones.  No TV.  No email.  Dads, it probably won't be easy, but isn't it worth it to prove to your family that they come first.  And hey, you might even sneak in a nap or too in the process!

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