Sean Barton - Game Developer

Geeky Cool Father's Day Present

20 June 2010

Hi there! This is an old post that may reference technology or views I now consider outdated - or maybe even a little embarrassing. Enjoy at your own risk.

Today I was treated to my usual Sunday morning pancakes on top of my Father’s Day present. Pretty cool, no?

Optimus Prime vs Mario Dinner Plate

There’s just so much awesomeness in this:

  • My four-year-old drew Optimus Prime on the left (with very little help from my wife, I’m told).
  • Josie also scribbled “Optimus Daddy” on the bottom. Too cute.
  • Ella, our seven-year-old, drew Mario by hand alone. What detail!
  • Ella added one of the stars from Super Mario Galaxy – our favorite Daddy-Daughter video gaming experience of all time.
  • “We think to ourselves, Supper Mario Daddy” is a play on Brentalfloss’ Super Mario World song, which in itself is a play on What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Yes, my kids are that meta.
  • Ella even replaced the word “Super” with “Supper” on purpose. Awesome!

They obviously put a lot of thought, time, and love into making me this. What incredible girls I have. Not to brag, but man do I ever have it made - it should be illegal to live a life so filled with joy.

Happy Father’s Day indeed!


Hi! My name is Sean Barton (aka Seanba).

I’m an American-Canadian software developer working in Austin, Texas where I never have to shovel snow. :fire:

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