My Dad can explain how a camera’s f-stop is calculated. He has every tool known to man, and (to really show my age) owned a Radio Shack laptop in the early 80′s that used a cassette player as a storage drive. He’s the kind of guy who, when you ask what time it is, will tell you how to make a watch.
He can make anything out of wood, can fix nearly anything, and comes up with great excuses when he can’t/won’t fix something. “You can’t glue that kind of plastic. You know the plastic they make glue lids from? Well, that’s why they use it; the glue doesn’t stick to it.” He knows everything. But he still made us look up the answers to our homework because he wanted us to learn everything, too.
In short, my dad is a geek. And it’s great to have a geeky Dad. He was the one who showed my Girl Scout troop how to make cool designs with leaves and photo paper. He made us wooden toys every Christmas. We always had awesome science projects – the volcano we made in grade school was epic. And he taught us that where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Creativity teamed with logic and resourcefulness will solve just about anything. My geek dad made me the geek I am today, and gave us a childhood filled with fun projects and crazy stories.
I think every Dad has something they’re geeky about – for some it’s science, math, computers, and others it’s sports scores or their coin collection. This Father’s Day, we’d like to encourage the inner geek in every Dad. Check out our collection of gifts for every geek Dad, and enter the challenge.
Dad’s a Geek Challenge
Tell us what kind of geek your Dad or the Dad of your children is for a chance to win Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share.
Just enter below by leaving a comment, posting on our Facebook wall or tweeting us how the Dad in your life is geeky. We’ll pick an entry at random – challenge ends Friday June 8th.