Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Chapter One of "How to be a Cool Dad (or Mom)"


Welcome to a brand new series of posts. I hope over the coming months to post fun stuff like this between the anrgy brooding outbursts. What do you do when confronted with making dinner AGAIN? Make breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Do something truly fun; completely nerdy... but fun.

If you are bored, it is because you are BORING. From within tedium comes the truest inspiration. My dad used to make breakfast for me and my sis almost every morning before school. It started out as a somewhat uninspiring exercise... but then it got strange. My father didn't go out and become a 5 star chef, but the breakfasts got more interesting and stupid. We literally and figuratively ate it up.

Examples:

St. Patrick's Day: green scrambled eggs

Valentine's Day: Red milk on our cereal

Oatmeal Volcanoes: instant oatmeal mound in a bowl with a butter and brown sugar crater, surrounded by a milk moat.


If you ever met my dad, you would probably think he is a pretty cool guy, but then I think about this kind of "nerdy dad breakfast stuff" he used to do for me and my sis, and I think he's a nerd; an awesome cool guy dad nerd. And everyday, I find myself doing the same things for my daughter.

4 Comments:

Blogger PreppyGirl said...

COOL PANCAKES! I remember that oatmeal volcano. At first I thought it was pretty gross - then I tried it and loved it. Do you remember sugar on toast?

11:27 AM  
Blogger princess slea said...

I was going to say something about having your dad make me breakfast someday but then realized it could be taken very wrong.
Your dad has BOUGHT me breakfast before though.Aldo's.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

Your dad reads like a cool dad! And you don't seem too bad yourself for fixing your daughter that! ;-)

3:12 PM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

At least dorky dads care. :)

Steve~

3:03 PM  

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