|Chicago Dads Settle the Score with Battroborg|
Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, dads from the NY Metro area congregated at Chelsea Piers in NYC to “settle the score” with Battroborg as part of a national tour with pit-stops in Chicago and L.A.. Here’s the scoop via guest post by Richard Owen, working dad and organizer of Chicago Dads Group, on what transpired in Chicago as dad bloggers took to the streets at the Chicago Dads Group fight night – L.S.
On the 10th of September, in a Walgreen’s parking lot near downtown Chicago, some 20 likeminded dads gathered to “settle-the-score” with each other. It was a balmy evening, typical of late summer in Chi-Town, too balmy in fact for the scores to be settled inside the truck provided by GameTruck – the perfect venue for a children’s party with leather couches, oversized flat-screen TV’s, and a bunch of video games. It’s less than ideal for 20 grown and sweaty men who are intent on settling scores with each other, and so the settling took place outside (see above photo).
Passersby looked on with bewilderment as grown men gathered to watch other grown men punch thin air. There was certainly more than one Fight Club reference.
‘What’s going on here?’muttered a man in his late 60s that stopped briefly, looked on momentarily in fear before scurrying away.
‘You guys are weird’remarked a 20 something hipster, who then stuck around to watch some awesome #Battroborg action.
‘This doesn’t look right; I’m calling the cops’ insisted a mother pushing a stroller.
What these observers failed to realize was that scores were actually being settled by two, four-inch Battle-Robots (Battroborgs) on a “Battle Arena”, and the Battroborgs were being controlled by grown men, punching through thin air with their handheld motion controllers.
I declare that in the future, all conflicts and disputes ranging from full-scale warfare to disagreements over parking spaces should be dealt with using Battroborgs. Every man, woman and child will be expected to carry around a four-inch battle-bot and Nunchaku Motion Controller – there will be no actual violence anymore. Our world’s problems solved.
The highlight of the evening was when loads of dads met, mingled, and swapped stories and best practices on raising civilized children. Camaraderie is paramount and starting to develop among Dads across Chicago. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some great dads and witness the main event between Jim Higley (Bobblehead Dad) and Al Watts (National At-Home Dad Network). While parenting methods can and do vary, the intention to raise our kids well is the same and we all face similar issues and obstacles being fathers. Much can be learned from one another. This is why dads / parent groups exist and events such as this are so important.
Who do you want to settle the score with next?
|Chicago Dads Group hanging out in the GameTruck|
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