I can’t freaking wait

One of the things that I have admitted eagerly about fatherhood is the ability that it gives me to unabashedly play with toys again. There’s a quote that I heard once (Turns out its Corinthians 13:11) and if you know whom it should be attributed to(Thanks to NG for the find), let me know, but it goes something like: When I was a child I spoke as a child and played with childish things. When I became a man, I spoke as a man and put away all childish things.

Well, I believe that as a father we can add one more line… When I became a father, I spoke as a father, and brought all the childish things back out of the basement. 😉 In the 26 ish years since I was a started out as a child, the toys have really come a long way. Very few trips to the toy section end without me exlaiming something like “would ya look at the stuff they have these days!”.

Chris Anderson of The Long Tail has just bought geekdad.com and is proposing to use it for

a group blog focused on fun science/tech/math/engineering things to do with your kids, ranging from robotics to rocketry. Working motto: “Permission to play with cool toys isn’t the only reason to have kids, but it’s up there.”

Sounds like a lot of fun… I mean it sounds like a very educational avenue to look into for the continuation of our childs education. 😉 The first post over there(minus the initial placeholder) seems to nail down the geekdad motto pretty well…

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  1. You are paraphrasing scripture…:)

    The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the

    1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
    2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, Mt. 17.20 ; 21.21 · Mk. 11.23 and have not charity, I am nothing.
    3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
    4 ¶ Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
    5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
    6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
    7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    8 ¶ Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
    9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
    10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
    11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
    12 For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
    13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

  2. Thatedeguy says

    And people say religion is useless. Look at all the little things that make a difference. For instance, this post would have been completely silly without a little help from Paul.

    Thanks for finding that reference for me!

  3. All I have to say is that you need to get your child to like computers as toys and they you’re set. “Oh, I’m picking this 200gb drive up for junior and this other one is an extra just incase…”

  4. This is so true! Not only do children bring about a new focus of love for parents, children also bring the youth out of the parents. Contrary to popular belief, children can make you feel younger because of the activities you have with them.