How to Be a Dad

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PARENT OPERATION (The Game)

Posted by on April 23rd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Parent Operation the Funny Game of Skill and Patience and Frustration

Playing this game could seriously teach parents some vital skills in raising their kids. First and foremost: PATIENCE. Followed by the close 2nd: the ability to tolerate sudden startling noises.

There’s probably a whole grab bag of other useful parenting traits to be gained or honed in playing this updated version of the classic kids’ game; practical things like strategy, budgeting, a steady hand, remembering to keep batteries well stocked, etc. But mainly it’s just the patience and the noise thingy.


For anyone who grew up under a rock and isn’t familiar, here’s a look at the original Operation game.

It’s harder to qualify for a driver’s license than to become a parent, so it’s pretty common to feel like you really should have been required to spend years at some special school or internship when they handed over the itty bitty bundle that is your newborn.

But nope. We all just learn as we go, by way of lots and lots of fail buzzers that very often make our hearts skip a beat. Some of us try to fake the calmness and certainty of a surgeon, the rest of us just try to become brave and silent like a DMV driving examiner.

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PARENTOPOLY!
Like the board game Monopoly, but not a board game and played for a lifetime, actually and not seemingly.

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10 Comments

10 Responses to “PARENT OPERATION (The Game)”

  1. daniel says:

    Other than dad having no heart I think this is far too accurate. It’s almost kind of not funny.

  2. Their stoic expressions resonate as parents more so than the original random single dude used as a gameplay guinea pig. Nice work Andy!

  3. Yep. I think you could sell this! Well done, Andy.

  4. I don’t think I’d do well at this game…I lose my dexterity when weeping.

  5. Depending on the time of day, coffee breath could be replaced with whiskey breath. Or maybe both at the same time, hmmmmm.

    I’d definitely buy this game! When will it be on the shelf at Toys R’ Us?

  6. Amy says:

    Love this graphic, all so true!

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