Doing something for your kids, every day

I was working on my Indianapolis Business Journal article this morning and noticed a post on the Wired Magazine GeekDad blog. The post was called “Cool Little Parenting Rituals” and referenced two Dads who were doing a little extra something for their kids on pretty much a daily basis. Both of the Dads he featured are artists who spend a little of their spare time each day creating lunch bags for their kids. Lunch Bag Art simply says “A new bag each day for my kids. I’m the dad. I make these during my lunch break.” Judging by the detail on some of these, I’m guessing he has some extended lunches; they are very, very cool.

Another also dresses up the lunch bag every day: After seeing the robots his son had drawn on their chalkboard, Justin decided to rip them off [his emphasis, not mine] try drawing some them on the lunchbags. He says he creates “Lunchbots” as a fun way to express his love for friends and family, and that alone makes it worth doing. They’re seriously cool, and I imagine seriously fun at school.
So, all of this got me wondering… what can I do?

It’s cold, but not *this* cold

Jack walked into the room this morning and asked for my iPhone so he could check the weather. “Dad,” he said, “it’s minus twelve.” I really wanted to crawl back into bed.

So I go out to start the car and it gives me one of those, “ooohoooohoooohIdooon’tknoooowifIwaaanttooootakeyooooounaywheretooooday” sounds. It eventually started, but wasn’t happy about it. Like I said, it’s really, really cold.
And then I received a link to this video, in which two guys are taking bowling water off an outdoor stove, tossing it into the air, where it instantly turns into snow. Boiling to snow in about two seconds. 
THAT is cold. I’m surprised those guys got out of bed.