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So it’s Father’s Day this weekend—and I promise not to be cynical about catering to Dad’s every need for a day and smiling though it. I promise. Instead, I’ve found some great videos to share with you, more perspective on team snacks, water safety awareness and a serious Action Hero.
Unless you were living under a rock (or without power) this Christmas, you’ll remember the XMAS Jammies video by the Holderness family that went viral. Well, they’re back with a Father’s Day version that will make you smile. I hope he gets what he asked for this year.

We all know Dads are more and more involved than ever in the daily challenges and responsibilities of raising kids, and they should be celebrated as such. Good advertisers like Dove are recognizing this and creating tear jerkers that used to be reserved for moms. Have a tissue handy for this one.

Another viral sensation that caught my attention this week is this Action Movie Kid. I can’t figure out where he gets his superpowers, but I’m guessing there is a super dad behind it somewhere. Good genes?

Here’s a Dad question: what would happen if Dads were in charge of the team snack after pee wee sports events? Easy—there would be no snack. That’s why I think Dad’s should get behind the MARS movement (mother’s against rotating snacks) that I wrote about in my previous blog. This week one of our readers wrote in with this comment and it caught my attention enough to share with you:

‘I was on snacks last week for the first baseball practice of the season. I had my grapes, juice boxes and bear paws all organized and outta nowhere this grandmother jumps in front of me and starts handing out sections of a giant cookie! I was all ‘Oh No You DI-IN’t!’. Okay fine, I didn’t say it. But I was thinking it. Sign me up for MARS!’

On a more serious note, Safe Kids Week runs from June 7-14 and this year the focus is on water safety: Safe swimming, safe splashing, safe kids. To learn more about how to help prevent drownings, you can join their twitter party on June 12 at 7pm EST on #watersafety for kids. Learn more about the importance of keeping kids safe and help spread the word.

Kids Safe Week

Have a great week. Enjoy Father’s Day and be safe.



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