What would you think about a GI Joe blog’s post if it had nothing to do with GI Joe? Well, I’ve had a few that technically aren’t GI Joe, but close. You know, the CORPS! and other tangentially related toys. Today’s post has nothing to do with toys, and that’s actually a relief for me to write about. Having done a post a day for over two years, the grind is getting to me. I love toys, and I love GI Joe, but in all honesty, I’m starting to wonder if I’m running out of steam for this project. I felt like I needed a break from talking about toys and GI Joe for just one day.
I have to talk just a bit about one of the things that really keeps me going–not in the toy collector sense, but in the basics of life sense. It’s my son, Will. Tomorrow we celebrate his third birthday, and he’s developing into an amazing little man. I have to say, also as a dad and avowed geek, I’m more than a little proud he’s also developing an affinity for certain segments of pop culture that his dear old dad was into as a kid. Yes, when he’s not pretending to be a Ninja Turtle, he’s calling himself Luke Skywalker and me Han Solo. Heck, he’s even helped me out on a JAD video or two. It doesn’t get any better than that. Wait a minute, didn’t I say I wasn’t going to talk about toys in this post? Guess I can’t totally avoid it after all.
So yeah, there’s no GI Joe item to be seen here today, just a proud pop who’s wishing his son the bestest of b-days. Here’s to you, kid. Maybe we’ll record a video review tomorrow after your party.