I think my dad is awesome! He’s lots of fun because he knows a lot about board games so I learn to play them with him. My favourite ones are Battlelore, Zooloretto and Settlers of Catan. These games are really different from each other but I enjoy learning strategies to help me win. In Battlelore I like being a rock monster and battling giant spiders, in Zooloretto I like the pandas and building my own zoo, and in Settlers of Catan I like building settlements that I can turn into cities when I get enough resources. My dad owns many more games and really likes playing them. He gets them from specialty game stores or online and most of them are made in Europe. A lot of his games have won different awards too. He finds out if they are good games on a site called Board Game Geek.
He also makes the best tea biscuits ever! They are so fluffy on the inside and delicious. They taste best when they are fresh out of the oven with Rogers Golden syrup. If you’d like to know how to make them here is his recipe:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk (but my dad uses water because my mom is allergic to milk)
- 3 cups of love
After you mix the ingredients together you bake them at 425 degrees F.
My awesome dad also makes really good pancakes and they’re so delicious that I always have at least two of them, but I often end up having four. He also helps me on video games when I get to a really hard part like on the Boo house in New Super Mario Bros. Wii because he’s really good and his skills are legendary.
My dad travels to places I’d like to see one day and always tells me stories about them when he gets back. He has already been to France, Spain, Italy, and Greece in Europe. He saw the Roman Coliseum and ancient ruins in Rome and the statue of David in Florence, the Parthenon and Temple of Zeus in Athens and the ruins in Delphi, the Eiffel Tower and Louvre in Paris, and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. He’s also been to Las Vegas twice. In Las Vegas he was close to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon but he didn’t get to travel to them. My dad took photos to show us where he went and he brought back books for the family. He also brought me a yo-yo, a lollipop and a couple of t-shirts. I hope I can travel with my dad when I’m older.
I love my dad he’s really cool. What do you love about your dad?
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