These Parents of the Year Teach Us a Lesson in Imagination

Dinosaurs Capture MichelangeloEvery night through November, these Parents of the Year make their children’s dinosaurs come to life & wreck havoc through the house.

In these days of iPads, iPhones, and iWhatevers, the imagination of our children is too often relegated to mini silver screens.

While we can do our best to read bedtime stories to them, introduce educational tablets, and purchase educational games for their iPhones, in the end, everyday, they are subjected to the same creativity stifling wonders of technology.

As geeky parents it is our responsibility to open their eyes and imagination to the world around them… And the world inside their brains.

These parents did just that, and deserve parents of the year.

A Lesson From Geeky Parents of the Year

dinosaurs come alive due to parents imagination

If you’d like it summed up, here’s what the parents did:

Every year, these two amazingly awesome parents spent the month of November convincing their children that while they sleep, their plastic dinosaurs come to life. You know, like in Toy Story. But just dinosaurs. Terrifyingly amazing.

It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.

But the next morning, the dinos got into the fruit bowl and made a mess. Eating strawberries, bananas, tossing limes. Imagine your cat getting into a fight while in your fruit bowl.

Then, the next night they breached the refrigerator and helped themselves to a carton of eggs. ‘Uh-oh,’ they heard their girls whisper. ‘Mom and Dad are not going to like this.’ Eggs were splattered everywhere. Even the herbivores got in on the action and ate chicken eggs.

Man, these dinos got into more and more trouble. They toilet papered each other in the bathroom, tried making wholegrain bread but instead just wrecked the table, and gave themselves a bath in the kitchen sink.

Eventually, the havoc stopped and instead they played board games, like Settlers of Catan and Operation.

One was even a phenomenal painter.

Eventually, the fun and games ended and they took Michelangelo hostage.

In their own words:

Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.

Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.

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About Perry Rosenbloom

Perry Rosenbloom is a Geeky Dad trying to raise a Geeky Son. He is the founder of GeeksRaisingGeeks and enjoys everything from killing orcs & trolls to building ergonomic workstations. When not at his Sit/Stand desk, he can be found adventuring throughout Colorado with his family.

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