I am an indulgent parent. At times too indulgent, so I feel, but I also feel that our children should have every opportunity to attempt, try, and experience as many things as possible and when they come to me with something, if I can, I am more than happy to indulge. This morning and last night were two more indulgences, but before I get to those, for those curious about past indulgences I present to you the following links.
Inspired By The Big Bang Theory
We love the Big Bang Theory and because of that show the following things have happened, not always with success, but without that show there would have been no Indian food, which this family loves so much. There would not have been playing Talisman, Pathfinder Role-playing, or Dungeons and Dragons role-playing. All three of which lead to our favorite game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game…well there were plenty of other games along the way, but the Big Bang Theory started the ball rolling. Lest I forget, the nausea inducing Halo experiment and Mario Kart.
The show also got both children interested in science more than they already were. With Barb, their mother, working her way through Pharmacy school she is more than happy to indulge the children about science, especially if she can show them a thing or two. Although sometimes I have to stop her from showing them too much.
Star Wars and Star Trek
Our boy was the first of the children to appreciate the greatness that is both of these culturally important franchises. Then our girl got involved, interestingly enough not through me, our boy, or Barb, but because of the Big Bang Theory. Our boy is more of a Star Wars fan, having sat with me through all of the movies and many a Friday and Saturday watching the Clone Wars. Hell we were both so pissed with the ending of the series and both so uber happy when Netflix released Season Six to finish up most of the series right. Our girl liked Star Trek more. Although she thinks both could benefit more from “girls who kick butt.” I happen to agree. Both of these things coalesced in our failed attempts to play X-wing and our hilarious at time fun Star Trek Attack Wing Games.
Both, much to their mother and my dismay, have been resistant to Firefly and Serenity, still I plug away at the Star Wars Edge of the Empire rpg, just in case.
And Now for Pikmin and Toes
This morning I indulged my boy, by listening to his 35 minute long explanation, with physical demonstrations, of Pikmin 3. I love my boy, but I have zero interest in Pikmin 3 or at least I did until his passionate performance this morning, which cut through the morning fog and got me adding Pikmin 3 to my play this for the winter.
Hours earlier I indulged my girl when I let her do this to my toes…while you cannot tell, I was able to get a coat of glow-n-the-dark paint on each toe.