Category Archives: Geeky Parenting

Nusery Rhymes for your little Geekies – Geeky Parenting

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May The Fourth Be With You – Geeky Parenting

ImageComing up is Star Wars Day or “May The Fourth” on, you guessed it, May 4th.

As a geeky mother of two Fanboys and wife to yet another Fanboy (or Fanman?) it was left up to me to find some creative, and lets face it, easy, ways to celebrate. Of course the first place I hit was Pintrest. If you are ever having a creative block, this IS the place to go.

*Drink some Yoda Soda Floats

Vanilla ice cream and lemon lime soda with some green food coloring

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 *Snack on some Grape lightsabers

Stack grapes on skewers and then cover the end of the skewer in some foil. Easy and healthy.

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OR

*How about some Yodamole and Storm Trooper Scoopers?

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 *Play with some Pool Noodle Lightsabers

Cut a pool noodle in half and use silver and black duct tape on the end to make a handle.

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 *Eat some Darth Vader Pizza

Just pick up a cheese pizza for the store and simply arrange some olives in the shape of Darth Vader

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*How about green peppers and some olives in the shape of a yummy Yoda?

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*How about some Jedi Robes for you little geekies?

Simply pick up a large, baggy brown t shirt and tie some twine around the waist. TADA! Instant Jedi.

*And of course, don’t forget to watch the amazing movies!

If you don’t own them you can always save a few dollars by finding a used copy on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=star+wars+dvd&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Astar+wars+dvd

If you are looking for some more creative ways to celebrate, check out all the other amazing creations and ideas on Pintrest.

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And always remember to check us out and connect with other geeky parents at www.Facebook.com/TheGeekyParent

Cover Photo Contest. – Geeky Parenting

Right now on our facebook page.

http://www.facebook.com/Thegeekyparent

We are hosting a Cover Photo Contest. Some of our fans submitted photos our their little geekies and the winner will have their photo turned into a graphic and spotlighted on our page.

The picture with the most comments by next Sunday evening will win.

So take the time to comment on your own, or your favorite photo and make sure to share your picture with your friends and get them to vote!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.168220359998964.1073741833.162048683949465&type=1&l=3029df59c0

VOTE NOW

Dalek Costumes for under $20 – Geeky Parenting & Thrifty Thinking

These are Daleks.

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The Daleks are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. They have had every emotion removed, except hate and have a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. They are the greatest enemies of the Time Lord known as the Doctor and are popularly known for their catchphrase “Exterminate!”

You will need

A large, long t shirt $4

Roll of black duct tape $3.50

At least 18 plastic eggs $3

Black spray paint $1

Basic plunger $5

Fabric adhesive $3

Start by taping off the shirt. 

I ripped my duct tape strips into halves and quarters to get the right looks and widths all across.

Do the same pattern on the back and let them connect down the sides of the shirt for an all around look.

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I also cut of the sleeves of the shirts so they would appear more as an apron then a big ol’ baggy shirt and tucked the jagged edges inside and made them stick the with adhesive.

 

Next I tore 18 Easter eggs and half and tossed out all but two top, oval shaped, top parts. (i saved them to glue on a headband for blinky head lights) All the bottom, round, parts I spread out over a garbage bag and spray painted them black, it took about two or three coats to get them covered as well I needed.

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After drying I took 9 black, egg bottoms and made three rows of three on the front of the shirt.

I used the fabric adhesive around their edges and stuck them back into place. After letting them sit for a few minutes I repeated the gluing in three rows of three on the back. I then allowed the shirts to sit overnight to make sure the glue was dry.

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 (Did not realize that tiny applesauce covered hands had just wiped their war across the rug before taking this picture.)

To make the shape at the bottom (will have to remember to get a picture of it) I cut three strips of cardboard from an old box we had lying around and duct taped them into a triangular shape, with the top point facing forward. I then simply duct taped it into the bottom of the shirt and when we were done with the costume, I pulled it out and stored it.

 

*I also saved two oval shaped egg tops in yellow to hot glue onto a plain headband for the lights on top of their heads and was able to pick up a plain ol’ plunger for around $5.

All together my total cost for making two of these costumes was around $25. Thrifty thinking and Geeky Parenting all in one.

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Embracing The Geek In You!

 

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Being a geek was something I tried my best to hide throughout my teenage years. One day I made the realization that a teenage girl who’s crush was Batman and favorite past time was Simming (Playing The Sims) was not regarded as being “cool”. So I did my best to keep it to myself and fit into this mold of what the other kids expected. I think we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. I am a very expressive person and I hated not feeling free to be exactly who I was. But that all changed when I had my first son. My homebirthed, blond hair, blue eyed baby boy. I then realized that he too would be a geek, there was no way of avoiding it and that his geekiness, in part, was going to make him who he was. I promised myself that I was going to embrace it and make sure he knew it was nothing to ashamed of and I think I succeeded.

 

By the age of three he could name more obscure Marvel heroes and villains then he had fingers and toes, along with their powers and weaknesses. He has his dad and I read comic books and Wikipedia entries on Superheroes and Star Wars characters more then picture books. Now at the age of 4 he can even name and number the 11 actors who played his favorite hero, The Doctor and is an endless fountain of nerdy knowledge.

 

Simon Pegg was quoted as saying that “being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

 

I couldn’t have said it better. My first wish for my children was to always be honest, especially with themselves. One thing embracing my son’s geekiness did for his father and I, was force us to embrace our own. It has been extremely liberating to not only express my geek again but to be geeky with my little ones.

 

Wither you are a geek or just raising a geeky kid, it is important to show support, interest and help your child grow into who they really are with all the interests they enjoy and love them all the way. Maybe if we can teach our children to wear GEEK with pride and embrace it, the term will no longer be something to grow up and be ashamed of.

 

How do you embrace and support your child’s inner geek?

 

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Favorite video games to play with kids, we asked you!

My little Dalek and I sat down today and made our first YouTube video.

He LOVED IT and is ready to make another!

I promised him I would let him blog this Thursday after our trip to Thing From Another World. March is Free Comics For Kids Month and so we are taking our boys.

In case you haven’t noticed we are doing a giveaway on our Facebook page to thank our fans for helping us get 100 likes! Since starting the giveaway we have more then doubled our audience. It is so awesome that there are so many other geeky parents out there and we are very proud that you are allowing us to entertain you! haha

Anyways, we asked a question on our Facebook page. We wanted to know what is your favorite video game to play with your kids and we got a lot of great answers.

Our family’s favorite games to play together are….. LEGO GAMES!

They are fun, require teamwork and a lot of puzzle solving. By far our favorite Lego game has been Lego Batman 2 with all the Super Friends. We loved the great DC superhero character choices and that the Minifigures finally have voices!

Some of you agreed that the Lego games were a lot of fun and some of the other games you guys mentioned were Wii Sports, Little Big Planet, Disney Universe, Minecraft, The Sims, and Just Dance games.

We were a little surprised we didn’t see more Super Mario or old Nintendo games come up. Those have always seemed so popular. But I think we saw a great selection of fun, kid friendly games and it gave us a couple new game ideas to try on our own.

Thank you guys for participating. We will be asking a new question here very soon and would love your responses.

Check out our YouTube video, (be nice, were new) subscribe maybe?

Also, remember to join in on our giveaway it ends Thursday, March 7th!Image

What does Chewbacca eat?

My little geeky is a typical 4 year old. His day is full of questions, “why why why why?” Then once all his questions are answered, he goes to rest. He spends this time thinking up a days worth of questions on a new subject for the next day. Today’s theme seemed to be Star Wars. He used to space (ha, Star Wars, space) them out throughout the day. But i guess he has been really busy because it seems like anymore he waits until tuck in time to ask me 50 questions in one sentence.

Tonight i placed him in bed, mismatched pjs he picked out himself, hugging a stuffed Iron Man he won from a claw machine and that’s when the questions began.

“Is Yoda dead and why is he so old and why is he green and why does he talk like that and can Luke go back in time and not get his band cut off and do you think it hurt and do you think someone ate his hand and….?.”

(Nod and agree, nod and agree and WHAT? Ate his hand?)

When i finally answered his questions to the best of my ability he looked satisfied and ready to sleep, so i told him goodnight and i turned to leave. He stopped me at the door.

“Mom, can i ask you something really important?”

“Yeah, of course?”

“Does Chewy eat Dog Food?”

“Uhhh, i’m sure he could eat dog food if he wanted to.”

“Does he eat pizza?”

“Yup, space pizza, all the time.”

“Oh yeah? What about ice cream?”

“He loves it!”

“Mom, your lying! Chewbacca doesn’t eat any of that.”

“He doesn’t?”

“No mom, he eats butterflies, that’s what makes him so awesome. I can’t believe you didn’t know that.”

“Me either! That’s why i’m lucky to have you.”

❤ My little geeky

Thanks to a google search, just to be sure, i came across a page That confirmed what i assumed was true. “Wookiees have a very similar diet to Humans, as most are omnivorous”

http://starwars.answers.wikia.com/wiki/What_does_Chewbacca_eat

❤ Geeky Mama