So a few days ago my daughter (aka Baby Craig) had her first birthday. Like all first birthdays there was smashed cake, presents ignored in favor of their packaging and tears when the birthday girl needed a nap. All in all, it was a wonderful party and I owe it all to my beautiful wife for pulling it all together.
One gift among the plethora of presents stands out though. It wasn’t particularly expensive. It’s not incredibly rare. It’s not even all that high tech.
We were able to score this little gem at the local farmers market, where the lady who knits these things had an entire star wars collection. Vader, Tie-Fighters, and even AT-ATs! There was a Ewok there too, but I didn’t have the heart to buy the pint-sized teddy bear who can somehow take on an entire legion of the Emperor’s finest troops.
Ok, so why is this so important? I’m doing my best to raise my daughter as a geek. Sure, geek is in vogue right now, but like all things in vogue–soon it won’t be. Gaming, Star Wars/Trek and SciFi are all parts of who I am and I want to be able to share those things with my children. I mean, common, how cool would it be to rush home from work to play co-op with your kids?
My wife has even been generally support of it. (The woman is a saint) that’s why she bought Baby Craig and me matching outfits! She even lets us wear them in public!
Of course it also doesn’t hurt that her favorite teddy bear just happens to look like everyone favorite Vulcan. (Screw you Tuvok )