Waking up on Father's Day

Good morning, world!

The boys woke me up around 9:30 this morning, gave me cards (#2 had made his at school) and a big Fruit-and-Nut Toblerone.

When I came downstairs, they worked together to grill some waffles for my breakfast (their first time using the grill without supervision, and they didn't set fire to any of the waffles!)

Now they've sat me in front of the PC to "play on your Instructables" while they go and get dressed so they can take me to the DVD shop to hire a disc for us to watch together. Apparently it's going to be something called Dragon Wars.

So, what are you doing for your fathers, or what did your sproglets do for you?

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Rishnai9 years ago
The whole family was on vacation over what happened to be father's day weekend, and my dad and I had busted our butts hiking up and boarding down the Great Sand Dunes here in Colorado the Friday and Saturday. For Father's Day itself, though, we went to the Gator Farm and wrestled gators, then drove home through South Park. It's actually nothing like it is on TV. But that's not a normal Father's Day thing for us. I'm also working on a wireless audio system, where I can plug a transmitter into, say, our phonograph, and transmit that to our computer, where it is plugged in there. He wants a USB turntable, but I'm an incurable DIYer. (On that note, I suck at electrical things. My transmitter isn't working. Would anyone who knows wtf they're doing be willing to help me troubleshoot?) Sadly, me making something, it taking longer than expected, and then Dad actually receiving it sometime between the start of summer and the Pike's Peak Hill Climb is a Father's Day tradition for us.
Kiteman (author)  Rishnai9 years ago
Many years ago, we went to a gator farm in Florida - everybody working there were cousins, and the main man told the visitors how his paw used to take him hunting for alligators - paw would take the boat out into the swamp, throw the boy out and then stand and shoot at any ripples that headed their way.
Rishnai Kiteman9 years ago
I know some people that would probably hunt for gators that way, given the chance...
We discussed it,(along with a luncheon meat suit for bear hunting) but my youngest boy declined....SISSY!
Well, it would pretty much guarantee you'd see a bear.... I reminds me of a story a guy my dad used to work with told me. He loved to go bowhunting for bear without a sidearm. Not having a just-in-case gun had worked for him for years. When his son finally was old enough to hunt, he took him along. A bear charged the two of them and they got about four arrows into it before it dropped ten feet ahead of them. They never went bowhunting without a sidearm again, and definitely not for bear!
It used to be illegal in Arkansas to carry a sidearm while bowhunting. I know what they were thinking, but BEARS for gooness sake!! We only have black bears here, but I'm pretty sure they can turn nasty when they have an arrow sticking out of them.
Yeah, the bears around here don't really like being shot with arrows. Go figure. I'm not really sure what state the guy was hunting in at the time (not much bear in Arizona where he lived), but I remember that guns were allowed for self-defense only. I'd guess that the law happened after one too many mauled hunters.
When you're actually FROM South Park, it's really just like the TV show. Really crazy. It's like the guys made jokes only we would understand. What the heck for? There's only like a handful of us anyway... Anyway, did you see the new Coney Island? It's way better now than when it was in Aspen Park. Where is the gator farm??
Well, they *were* from just over the pass. I know some folks just over the pass in the other direction, too, and they remind me of the TV show a lot. Probably the whole mountain region. The gator farm is a little ways north of Alamosa on Colorado 17. Actually, you get off on county road 6N at Mosca and go a little ways. I didn't get the chance to see the new Coney Island. Once we got on 285, we didn't stop much until Denver.
=SMART=9 years ago
My dad thinks fathers day was manufactured by the retail industry to boost sales and create a new market for cards and gifts, but he doesn't mind if i actually make him something so i carved a little spoon out of a stick and burned Smart into it with a magnifying glass (smart is my surname btw) I would post a pic but he took it to work :P
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