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Today In Awesome Parenting: Dad Dresses As Spider-Man, Surprises Kid With Trampoline Park Trip

By / 07.27.12

Let’s cut right to the chase: Daniel Garcia is an awesome dad, and his 3-year-old son Oliver is freakin’ adorable. Earlier this year, Garcia started a video series in which he takes his son to the Star Wars 3D re-releases so they can experience the whole series together. Now he’s back with another video in which he takes his son to an indoor trampoline park while they’re both dressed as Spider-Man. Garcia explains:

There’s a scene in an Adam Sandler’s movie, “Big Daddy,” where Adam dresses up as Scuba Steve, an action-hero, in order to creatively make the boy he’s caring for do things. Ever since I watched that scene, I’ve wanted to do the same as a father. I’m now a father and can happily do it :)

 On July 21, 2012, I surprised my 3 year old son, Oliver, as Spider-Man in his room. We played with his toys and jumped around. I also made him the promise of going to a trampoline park if he behaved well. On July 25, 2012, I followed through on my promise and took Oliver to the trampoline park as Spider-Man. Just like in the movie Big Daddy, I’m using the disguise of a super-hero to get him to do things and make him happy at the same time. I highly recommend parents to do this.

We also highly recommend parents don superhero disguises and go on adventures with their kids. Not only is it fun, but in about ten or fifteen years that kid is going to be telling all their friends about how they used to hang out with Spider-Man when they were little, and then it will dawn on them that it was their parents the whole time. Then they’ll get their first existential crisis out of the way early while having some awesome stories to tell. Plus, you as a parent get to jump on trampolines in a Spider-Man suit. Everybody wins.

My favorite part? At 2:24 when one of the Sky High Sports employees checks out the dad’s butt. We see you, girl.

(H/T: Vulture)


TOPICSStar Wars
TAGSCOOLDANIEL GARCIAGOOD PARENTINGHOUSTONOLIVER GARCIASKY HIGH SPORTSSPIDER-MANTEXASTRAMPOLINE

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