Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Name your most anticipated parenting activity
Penn Jillette, the speaking half of the Penn and Teller illusion-comedy team, has video-blogged about a momentous event in his parenting career. His children, Zolton and Moxie, age 3 and 4, saw the Three Stooges for the first time.
“One of the things I’ve thought about since I first planned to have children was the joy of watching the (Three) Stooges with my children.”
What are some of the things you have desperately been anticipating doing with your kids since you became a parent and thought of the years that lie ahead?
My wife while still pregnant: She teared up in Target seeing cone-shaped birthday hats and cards.
Me: Building with Lego blocks, playing board games, camping, and watching Doctor Who with fanatic devotion. My wife thinks Doctor Who is a recent thought, but no, it’s been gnawing at me since the TV series was revised in 2005 when my daughter was 1-year-old. I suppose I’ll also cherish introducing her to a few movies such as The Muppet Movie and Raiders of the Lost Arc. (I’d say Star Wars, but the follow-up prequel and obscene mass merchandising makes the original not quite as special.)
What do you look forward to sharing with your kids that hearkens back to your own childhood?