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Daddy Vader Says… No Escape

Posted by on March 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh…Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh…Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh… Yeah, the breathing is really ominous, sure. But it’s the things Daddy Vader says in between all the robotic huffing and puffing that gets an Imperial officer or a child shaking in their boots. Especially if they’ve just let a rebel ship get away, or because they need to “turn a frown upside down” […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Victory

Posted by on February 14th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

When you’re a kid, parents can be a little like Daddy Vader. Incredibly rad but at the same time intimidating in a way. Playing card games with him has to be a little more exciting than with anyone else. When he throws down, it’s a little more down than anyone else, right? At least when […]

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“Doctor” : Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Posted by on December 5th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Most physicians will say things like, “tell me if this hurts.” Kids will tell you when to say it hurts and when to say it doesn’t hurt. Whether it does or not in actuality. They know best when they’re trying to fix you. So, shush your face. I think kids are generally sweet-natured, but throw […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Defend Yourself

Posted by on November 29th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Even if parents can’t wield the Force to deliver wedgies or noogies or zerbers from across a long dining table, kids need to be taught that they should be on their guard at all times. The way you teach them this is by delivering sneak-attack tickles, wedgies, noogies or zerbers. They’ll pick it up right […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Displeased

Posted by on October 25th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

What a kid and Imperial staff aboard the Death Star have in common is lots. Sometimes it seems ridiculously generous to use the “progress” for the chore or activity being performed. If something is worth asking to be done over and over and over again, it’s worth doing right. Right? The first time. Not after […]

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“The Princess Dolls” : Convos With My 3 Year Old

Posted by on October 17th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Kids play pretend all the time. A lot of them continue to do so into adulthood. For instance, the concept of “privacy for parents” is one of the craziest mythological fantasies ever dreamt up. Practically crazy talk. Subscribe to ConvosWith2YrOld to follow the series. (Liking, favoriting and commenting helps videos on YouTube, so go nuts.) […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Open Wide

Posted by on September 20th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Whatever mode of transportation you use to shuttle food into the cargo bay in your baby’s face station, we all have to admit that Yoda looked pretty good for a 900-year-old! Right??? And now that we all agree on that, let’s also all agree and admit that making a good tie fighter screech-roar is really […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Bedtime

Posted by on September 5th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

They’ll pay you compliments and pour on the affection. They’ll make promises or deals. They’ll even resort to tormented begging and pouty threats. When it’s bedtime, kids’ll try nearly anything for that precious five more minutes.* * “five more minutes” is defined here in the sense that children use it: until the child passes out […]

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“Come On, Let’s Play” Episode 8: Convos With My 2 Year Old

Posted by on July 25th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Play time is pretty much now o’clock for kids. We can get caught up as parents, recording and documenting it all in this digital era, but sometimes kids are unexpectedly zen about it. Unplugging and playing is often the best advice your kid will ever give you. Subscribe to ConvosWith2YrOld to follow the series. (Liking, […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Hide and Seek

Posted by on July 15th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Really though? With little kids, hide and seek is more like “hide and give up” or “hide and scream out where your cool hiding place is right away.” So, Daddy Vader being a menacing, inexorable seeker just doesn’t seem that Dark as far as sides of the Force go. As they get older though, watch […]

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