Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April is Grown Up Month!

As some of you may know I now have a son! He's a handsome little guy.

(Say hello to Milen. He's our cute little frogy.)

Adding to our family has me thinking more about my role as a father. I have struggled with this sick addiction to children's playthings my whole life and now that I have 2 kiddos to look after I think it's about high time I kick the habit! 

Video games, toys, trading cards, board games, all that baby stuff has to go! It has no redeeming value! This month I will chronicle my road to recovery as I purge myself of foolish diversions and focus more on things like 401Ks and mindless, secure office work. 

Don't worry, I won't shut out toys completely. I will still collect toys at bargain deals in order to flip them on eBay, as long as the profit margins are large enough to justify the footwork. For the most part though I won't waste my time with such drivel.

Real men don't play with toys, babies do. I know, we have 2 babies now.

Join me on the road to adulthood, where D&D meet ups are replaced by sports, politics, dinner parties, and career advancement! If you wear a T-shirt to work then you really need to get a real job!

Leave the playing to kids, it's time to stop playing and start living!

What do you think about this month's theme? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. Congrats on the new addition to the family!

    And nice try with the April Fools joke! But we all know, toy collecting is like being in a gang. You don't quit toy collecting. Blood in, blood out, brother!

    1. Haha, so true! I knew I wasn't fooling anyone. Even if I stopped adding to the pile for a while I still have a ton of goodies to share with ya'll's. :D

    2. Since I read this so late I didn't realize it was an April Fool's post. I was yelling at the screen "NOOOO, MASON!!!" Not so much about turning your back on toys (betrayer!) but because I really thought it would feel like an insult to so many great people we know..... HA! You had me for a minute.
      And so many high fives for Milen! A son! How awesome.....

    3. It's been a crazy ride and I don't intend to get of the train anytime soon. I may slow the train down a bit or make stops here and there, but I'm here for the long haul. Honestly, saying I don't like toys and video games anymore would like saying I will no longer eat food anymore. I've just always enjoyed the finer, geekier things in life. :)