It took me nearly thirty years to realise how good a man my Dad is. That he did literally everything he could to give us the life he couldn’t have, sparing none of his time, energy or resources to make it happen. And now that I’ve got my own kids, I appreciate it all so much more, hoping my kids can come to that realisation with me a whole lot sooner.
But there’s the million-dollar question to all Dads—are you your kids’ superhero, or are you the guy they love because they should?
I might not always be my sons’ favourite, but the smiles on their faces when I get home each day don’t lie. The joy I hear as we horse around tells me I’m doing something right.
Almost made me wonder why I didn’t have kids sooner.
But in any case, I’m grateful that my parents paved the way for a life where I regularly hang with my kids—it gives me the opportunity to keep being their superhero!
Okay, now I think we can officially start getting ready for Christmas.
We’ve filled the neighbourhood kids’ baskets on Halloween. We’ve bought our poppies and hopefully explained Remembrance Day’s importance to our children so they don’t take the sacrifices made on their behalfs for granted. And since we celebrate our Thanksgiving in October, and Black Friday isn’t officially a thing up here, we can safely bust out our tinsel and trees free of neighbourly shade!
But you’re not getting something for nothing—Christmas is easily the most expensive holiday, and no one wants to be the parent who couldn’t get their kids something nice under the tree. Remember what Drake said?
“I’m more concerned with ████ thinkin’ ’bout Christmas in August Do anything to buy gifts for their daughters”
— Drake, “Lord Knows”, Take Care (2011)
All that said, may I present Exhibit A—the #BlizzardBucks $450 Canadian Cash Giveaway, a way for you to make your Christmas season a lot merrier!
I’m no expert at parenting with just shy of four years’ experience under my belt, but you quickly learn that you use but a fraction of what you think you’ll need before kids. Travel chairs. Olive oil ointments. Kanye West’s greatest hits done as lullabies. Eventually, you just become well aware of the specific products you need to support your family and get those instead. You learn that a little investment today leads to greater returns tomorrow. That no two products are exactly alike. All things I want you to remember as we discuss the Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Car Seat—a car seat that’ll challenge what you expect from that equipment constantly sitting in your rear view!
The Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Car Seat — Changing the Way You Car Seat!
If you’ve read my review of Graco’s Extend2Fit Car Seat, then you’ll know that I love how easy they make the installation process! Their seats fit into place with minimal effort between the InRight™ LATCH system and removable backing to easily thread a seatbelt through. And adjusting it is no problem between the Simply Safe Adjust Harness System and a one-handed ten-position headrest ensuring the proper fit for your growing child. There’s even a six-position recline on the bottom to make sure your child’s as comfortable as possible!
But the real reason why the Graco 4Ever stands out is that you only need to buy it once. No switching from a bucket seat to something more appropriate when they outgrow it—with a weight capacity ranging from 4-120 lbs. and ten years’ viable use engineered into it, it’ll carry your child well until they no longer need a car seat at all.
And trust me—the things we buy for our kids that we don’t need to think about are always the best ones!
But me telling you about the Graco 4Ever only does so much… what if I could give you the chance to experience it for yourself?
New parents, pay attention—all of Best Buy Canada’s baby gear is on sale ’til July 6th! So you can stock up on the things that’ll help keep your baby happy, healthy and safe as you introduce them to the world!
Wait, what? You… you didn’t know that Best Buy Canadasells baby gear? You thought tech was all that they’re about? My friends—we have a lot of catching up to do!
Best Buy — They Sell WAY More Than Just GADGETS!
Best Buy got into the baby gear game some time ago, offering a full range of products rivalling the selection you’d find at stores that do nothing but babies. Cribs, monitors, clothing and more, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what Best Buy carries!
Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breast Pump
Safety 1st Prelude Play Yard
Munchkin LATCH 12-piece Newborn Bottle Gift Set
MOBI Dual Scan Air Non-Contact Digital Thermometer
Darth Vader’s classic line from The Empire Strikes Back has been quoted, misquoted, and referenced every which way since its first utterance in 1980.
But you’ve never seen a take on it quite like this—taking a fatherhood reveal that makes Maury Povich’s look like Page 6 news and turning it into something more… symbolic.
Any Dad who was still young enough to know how to have fun in the ’70s and ’80s grew up knowing how awesomeStar Wars is. We used broomsticks as toy lightsabers. We treated the Force as a power we expected to wield in play—not something of imagination alone. And now that we’re Dads ourselves, it’s our turn to pass something down to our kids from our childhoods… and that’s why the folks at Disney and Star Wars want to wish you a Happy “I Am Your Father”‘s Day!