The 4 Best Parents On The Internet And What They Can Teach You
Now that the internet functions as a parent, or maybe a smutty cat-obsessed uncle, it sometimes seems impossible to learn anything from real human beings. But there are some Internet-savvy parents out there in the ones and zeros that can teach you important lessons that kids of all ages would do well to listen to. Here are the tremendous Internet parents who are here to teach you them whether you’ve eaten all your vegetables or not.
The dinosaur toys are alive!
Refe and Susan Tuma are champions of their childrens' imagination and in so doing have set the bar for all parents, future parents and whimsical roommates. At the start of November they let the Internet in on their scheme, where every day they go to impressive lengths to make their kids believe their toy dinosaurs... ARE ALIVE!
About his dino domination, Refe said "Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don't want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world's questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs."
Here’s hoping this story is highly web-searchable so it wont kill off the dinosaurs a second time.
Besides being the one sitcom Warner Brothers really needs to greenlight, BatDad is the suburban crusader of keeping the everyday super fun. He’s also in that sweet spot before his children think his antics are embarrassing. However, his wife — like most of TVs great exasperated wives — is very much out of that spot. Hey, this isn’t a list about best Internet husbands. I’m no marriage counselor but BatDad's wife would have a lot more fun if she'd stop being so serious and started coloring her lipstick outside the lines if ya know what I mean.
Stanley goes into space
Cultivating a love of science at an early age is what great parents do. Ron Fugelseth (not to be confused with John Fugelsang as I’m sure you all did), took his child’s beloved toy train Stanley and filmed his journey into space while also helping to promote his own digital company in the process. So I guess he is not only teaching his child the value of science exploration and GPS technology but also the clear benefits of using cuter family members and their emotional attachments for good press.
Graphic Artist and illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t mean to be a part of any sort of lesson when she brought her prized sketchbook out to work on. Mica’s daughter had inherited the desire to be artistic, but did not have her mother’s more solitary spirit. Lucky for Mica when she pulled out her sketchbook on that particular day, her daughter’s insistence on collaborating lead to something truly great. Taking unfinished heads, her daughter would draw the body and settings, instantly improving her mother’s work. They created weird and wonderful pieces that not only delighted the Internet, but taught mother and daughter the value of working together.
I’m sorry - I have something in my eye. I think it’s all this beauty in the world.
Who do you think is the internet’s best parent? Let me know in the comments!