Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Sci-fi Geek's Guide to Raising Children, Part 1

Sci-fi Geek's Guide to Raising Children

I'm a proud father of two: a girl and boy. I'm also a science fiction fan. One thing I've noticed is that there isn't a ton of entertaining and relatable information on raising children for us sci-fi geek dads and dads-to-be. What's a guy to do?

A Sci-fi Geek's Guide to Raising Children is my attempt at addressing that (black) hole. It will be a series with personal advice on being a father but in science fiction terms. So let's take the ship out of orbit and go where most men have already gone before.

The First Day of School explained via the Large Hadron Collider
The first day of school is like flipping on the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Often the drama surrounding the event is much larger than the event itself. The child usually settles in within five to ten minutes after you leave. But you can rest assured: great and wonderful things will be discovered as a result.

Dressing Your Daughter explained via Ghostbusters
Mixing Princess Characters in an outfit can be like crossing particle streams. Don't try it unless you know what you're doing.

Preschool Levels explained via Star Wars
Preschool has two levels: nursery school and pre-k. Hell, mixing up the two is like mixing up a Jedi Youngling with a Jedi Padawan. Geez.
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