My favorite thing about being a father is having fun with my son. I love to laugh with him, and it certainly gets a good laugh when I go down a slide that I’m clearly too big for.
But this wouldn’t be 8BitDad without me mentioning that I remember playing video games with my dad. When I was a kid, we’d play NES adventure classics like The Legend of Zelda and StarTropics together. We’d even play Street Fighter II together later when I got a Sega Genesis.
These days, every kid’s got video games, but it’s still a special experience to share them with my son. And when my son plays games like Street Fighter IV or The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword, it reminds me of the generational link between my father and I, and my son and I.
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Fatherhood is all seat-of-your-pants decisions. Whenever I think I’m a couple of steps ahead of my son, he proves to me that I’m not. As a dude that reads tons of dad blogs and other parenting articles, I typically think I’ve got a one-up on my son. And then my son will say or do something that takes me to a knee and makes me rethink everything I know about him.
Okay, so let’s flashback. Before Mother’s Day, Cardstore and ad agency Mullen made a video that I wasn’t the biggest fan of. I won’t go into it here because dude, I already did. So, if you’d like, you can read it HERE.
The great news is that Cardstore listened to criticisms and was excited to share their Father’s Day video with a bunch of bloggers – and I like it a lot more than the previous offering.
I’d mentioned before that some fathers in the Los Angeles area wanted to help get an L.A. Dads Group moving. I’m happy to have been a part of one of the inaugural hang-outs, a sponsored event by TOMY for Battroborg.
TOMY supplied the group with a couple of Battroborg sets to play with, delivered on a GameTruck last Thursday night. Dads and toys? How could this not be awesome?