So for about a year I have been getting a Dark Angels army together for the tabletop mini-war game Warhammer 40,000. For those of you out there with no idea what it is I have been able to boil it down to army men (yes the green ones) but with rules. There is SO much more to it than that, but that is essentially what it is (if you would like to learn more about this game, read about it here).
So the entire family was out at the mall shopping. While we were there I convinced my wife Amanda to stop by a Games Workshop store (where pieces of this game are sold). I start looking around for the things I need when Claire sees a mural on the wall. She starts saying “Oohhh, paint! Claire Paint! Claire Paint!” I needed to paint a few more characters so I asked of she wanted to help me paint. She says yes, and I feel like a proud Geeky Dad.
Then out of nowhere Claire makes the connection and starts softly saying “Claire paint the wall!” She starts to get louder “Claire paint the wall!” And louder “Claire Paint the Wall!” Until she was telling at anyone who will listen excitedly “CLAIRE PAINT THE WALL! CLAIRE PAINT THE WALL!!!” This gave everyone in the store a good laugh. After my purchase we all went home, got some paint samples and helped paint a “picture” of color samples on a couple of walls we were thinking of painting.
Geek stuff and making a little girl excited about something other than the idiot box, THIS is what it means to be Dad the Geek!