1. Convert Yourself into an Antigravity Machine
Hold your child securely by the waist so she can bounce like an astronaut. Support her as she walks up the walls and across the ceiling. DUH (Dad's useful hints): If your child's socks are clean when she begins her journey, your walls will be clean when she's through.
2. Become the "Daddy Mummy" During Your Next Beach Trip
Lie flat on your back with your arms folded across your chest. Close your eyes, keep perfectly still, and let your kids pile sand over your body. When you are nearly covered, surprise the kids by awakening suddenly in your tomb. Rise from the earth and chase them around "mummy-style".
3. Construct an Autumn Leaf-Pile Lodge
Reward your kids for raking up leaves by converting the pile into a private hideaway with the help of a single large box. Cut a wide three-sided flap, then prop the flap up with some sticks. Let it serve as both a front door and an awning. Pile leaves and debris around the box until the entire structure is covered. When the fun ends, push everything into the box and cart it off to the trash.
4. Create a Picture in a Picture in a Picture
Create an amazing photographic image of your kid holding a picture of himself holding a picture of himself holding a picture of himself holding a picture.
-- Take picture 1: A close-up of your son. Develop it.
-- Take picture 2: A close-up of your son holding picture 1. Develop it.
-- Take picture 3: A close-up of your son holding picture 2. Develop it.
Follow the pattern until you run out of patience (or film).
5. Order a Customized Birthday Pizza
Next time you order pizza for your kid's birthday party, ask the chef to place the pepperoni slices in the shape of your child's age.