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Handing Down Fun (and Teeth) is the #PowerOfDad
3 years ago

Handing Down Fun (and Teeth) is the #PowerOfDad

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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Cardstore Presents “Unscripted Moments” for Father’s Day
3 years ago

Cardstore Presents “Unscripted Moments” for Father’s Day

This post is sponsored. Please see end of post for details.

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.

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My First L.A. Dads Group Meet-Up: Settling the Score with Battroborg
4 years ago

My First L.A. Dads Group Meet-Up: Settling the Score with Battroborg

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?

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