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Mostly-Accurate Book Review: Llama Llama Red Pajama
8 years ago

Mostly-Accurate Book Review: Llama Llama Red Pajama

We’ve all heard about the importance of reading to our children as soon as they claw their way out of our wives’ vaginas. When you’ve got a small baby, any old video game magazine will do – babies just need to hear phonetic sounds and hopefully see a couple of colorful pictures. Later on, though, toddlers need something interesting to keep them involved. Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama is a sing-songy rhyme about a llama with maternal separation anxiety. Your toddler will love it, and you’ll love teaching your children about mommy’s midlife crisis. You and your child will bond in fear of awakening mommy’s inner beast.

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HuffPo Acquired By AOL, Fatherhood Tag Goes to Hell
8 years ago

HuffPo Acquired By AOL, Fatherhood Tag Goes to Hell

WARNING: It’s 3:44am and 8BitDad is in full-on editorial mode. And so…

Scratch one off 8BitDad’s source lists: Huffington Post. Not officially, but the magic 8-bit-ball says that all …
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Twitter Reunites Daughter & Homeless Father
8 years ago

Twitter Reunites Daughter & Homeless Father

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A father and daughter met up after an 11-year hiatus – and somehow, Twitter helped make the connection.

Out of all of the world’s tweets, 58 year old Daniel …
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Life of a Stormtrooper
8 years ago

Life of a Stormtrooper

And you’d better hope you’re stationed somewhere other than the Death Star once someone does find those droids.

Quick Review: LEGO Creator
8 years ago

Quick Review: LEGO Creator

Any dads out there ever go strolling through the toy store with the kids and COMPLETELY MISS the LEGO aisle? When I was a tyke, the LEGO aisle was the first place I wanted to visit when it came time to blow my allowance on cheap plastic garbage from China.

I recognized a few years ago that I started passing by the LEGO aisle, losing interest in the highly-detailed model sets that seemed less like LEGO and more like snap-together models of Toy Story figures. I’m not sure when LEGO began making a brand-new specialized piece for every tiny detail of the sets (instead of the old interchangeable blocks) but I’m pretty sure it coincided with the success of the LEGO video games. I guess once they showed kids that their LEGO people figures had smiling teeth instead of passive grins, and could bend their arms to crack a whip, the simple brick-and-block models had to go. Bummer.

That’s why I was so jazzed to find the fresh line of Creator model sets by LEGO. Finally, LEGO sets that look like LEGOs!

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The Candy Challenge
8 years ago

The Candy Challenge

Dad films his kids spidermanning up a wall for candy.

When’s the last time you saw a kid do this for broccoli?

Chillax Your Kids With At-Home Massage
8 years ago

Chillax Your Kids With At-Home Massage

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Your kid feeling tense? Hard day in the sandbox got him down? How about introducing your child to the ol’ magic fingers? Desmond Williams, of green-parenting site Inhabitots, talks …
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Variety.com Gives Dads Oscar Attention
8 years ago

Variety.com Gives Dads Oscar Attention

With moms of Oscar contenders being encouraged hired to tweet about the show, Variety writer Timothy Gray suggests we pay dads a bit of attention. “It’s appropriate because 2010 …
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