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Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 10:12 pm
I've been sharing links to this all over social media since I heard about it earlier today. "Robot Turtles" is a board game project on Kickstarter by Dan Shapiro (a fellow Mudder). From the looks of it, it's a fun game that's designed to teach kids (3-8 years old, he says) some basic programming concepts along the way (and that gives the kids the chance to be in charge of the adult playing with them: always fun). It sounds like there are multiple layers of complexity, depending on what a given kid is ready to handle.

Have a look! It's rocketed past its funding goal in the day or two that it's been out, and it sounds like the game design and logistics for production are pretty much set.

(While I'm at it, what are some other good board games for the preschool set? Bonus points if they're sneakily educational like this one.)
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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 09:31 pm
  1. Months after changing from Pampers to Huggies, I have belatedly realized that every one of my daughter's diapers is covered with Pooh.

  2. I've reached the conclusion that "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" is an innovative science fiction story about the social and economic impacts on modern human culture of the unexpected opening of some sort of inter-dimensional portal and the mass migration of its inhabitants into our world, as seen by two typical children.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 07:01 am
Apparently, daddy is no comfort at all after the scary thunder wakes you up. Only mommy can help with that (and she'd better not try handing you off to daddy after that initial cuddle).

I'm not taking it too hard.
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 10:57 am
Through a combination of rolling, rotating, and scooting on her tummy, my sweet little daughter is now capable of repeatedly pulling herself off of the blanket I've put on the floor so she can grab things she's interested in. It's not crawling yet, but I can't just think of her as safely immobile anymore.

On the one hand, I'm a very proud daddy. On the other, boy, I'm going to miss being able to plop her down with some toys and trusting she'd be in pretty much the same place if I went around the corner for a minute.