Kid bored? Begging you to do something? Get off your lazy ass and entertain the little fart. I know, I know, how many times can you do the same damn thing? Park, playground or tricking them into thinking weeding is a game. It’s all getting stale. You need new ideas. Too bad you’re uncreative as hell.Fat too.
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Today’s generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery. Enter supergeek, and father of two, Ken Denmead. An engineer and editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget.
My son is a little too young but for dad with older kids this book seems like the real deal. Browsing the chapters, I think I’ve got five good projects/reasons to pick up the book…
1) Exploding Drink Practical Joke- If this is as funny as it sounds it could come in handy in your place of business. Sure boss, I’ll get you a coffee. Enjoy your hot crotch!
2) Light-up Duct Tape Wallet- I hate wallets but love duct tape. They meet in the middle.
3) Video Games That Come to Life- I had a couple that did this already but it took a few beers and these awesome mushrooms my college roommate used to get from somewhere. Local farm or something. Came in a baggie.
4) See the World from the Sky- If it involves a plane, it’s a rip-off but I’m thinking something bigger is involved.
5) Best Slip `n Slide Ever- Once again, thought I accomplished this in college but I might have been influenced by the presence of women in bikinis. They do make everything seem better.