Legacy Of Fun

Passing it On

The goal of Legacy of Fun is to create ideas and opportunities for fun… and pass them on.

To my family… friends… neighbors… even complete strangers.

Articles in this category are somehow related to “passing it on.”



Eeny meeny, pick a greenie

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happily picking her nose

My daughter recently learned to make choices via the eeny meeny miny mo method.

As an adult, of course, I realize how easy this method is to rig. If the rhyme is the same every time, you just start wherever you need to for it to come out in your favor.

So in the car today, I presented her one solution to this dilemma, instilling a more random bent to the eeny miny method.

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How to introduce euro style strategy games to a mixed group

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European Strategy Game

For a few years now I’ve been hooked on all the great board games coming over from Europe. After cutting my teeth on Settlers of Catan, I was all in.

However, while they go over great when I get the guys together every other month or so, they just aren’t taking off at my family game night.

People aren’t paying attention, they keep getting up from the table, they miss basic concepts of the game… It’s SO frusterating! And they ASKED me to bring these games!

The problem is, I was so busy worrying about all the fun THEY were missing (ruining), that I was missing the point of family game day to begin with:

HAVING FUN TOGETHER!

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Dads - Turn That Boring Tea Party into a Date on the Moon!

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Tea on the moon

I don’t think the tea party can ever be fully redeemed.

I love my daughter and spending time with her.

But I don’t love tea parties.

Real or pretend.

When my daughter says “let’s play” – 9 times out 10 she means “sit at this little table where your knees don’t fit and eat pretend food and drink pretend tea.”

Um… yay?

But here’s the deal: I’d rather have fun pretending than just pretend to have fun…

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A Little Daddy Daughter Bonding in the Bathroom

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3d toilet

I may lose some readers with this post as I know some folks don’t dig on the potty humor, but so be it.

When I come home from a long day at work, I often need some “alone” time in the bathroom, if you know what I’m sayin… Catch up on a book and enjoy a healthy BM.

I don’t think this is unusual for a typical dad.

However, having a 3-year-old who’s been missing me all day puts a damper on the “alone” part of that whole equation.

Instead of reading books on developing PHP applications or fantasy adventure fiction to myself, I get to do the deed while reading “Goat’s Groovy Galoshes…”

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Is It Better to Be Absent, or Present But Unavailable?

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I have been blessed twice in a row with jobs that allow me to occasionally work from home.

A HUGE benefit in terms of:

  • Commute time
  • Dress Code
  • Food / Beverage availability
  • Face time with the family and dog

But is it hurting in terms of the legacy of fun I’m trying to leave my daughter?

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