Big Papa and little SPUDs

Big Papa and little SPUDs

Papa is Spanish for potato (except El Papa, who is the Pope) and Papá is father. Spuds are small potatoes. This is the BB for Saturday’s F3 Dads event, get it? Stretched out dad jokes to start the BB!


YHC had the Q as 11 PAX and 2.0s meet at Dogwood Park in Weddington for some fun.




Circle up and each 2.0 tells their age and what they think their dad’s favorite exercise is. Then we did that number of that exercise.

Go back around the circle with each dad calling an exercise of their choice for 10x.



Next, a game of SPUD. What is SPUD, you ask? YHC found it on Wired and hers what they say:


This outdoor game is a lot of fun. Every player gets a number and crowds around the person who is “it” for that round. “It” then tosses the ball straight up and the other players run away. As the ball reaches the top of its toss, “it” calls out the number of one of the other players and then runs away also. The player whose number was called must run back and catch the ball (or chase after it if it is bouncing around). Once that person has the ball, they yell, “Spud!” Then everyone else must freeze. The person with the ball must try to hit one of the players with the ball. If they do, that new person gets a letter (first S, then P, then U, then D) and is now “it.” If they miss, the person who threw the ball is “it” for the next round.


And then, YHC bright a couple of pool noodles and we had team races carring the ball.



Speed Bump went for the kill early by saying Gerber’s favorite exercise is the burpee. Poor Kid Rock ran 16 miles in the morning and no one thought to cover his allotment. Pebbles had the most creative exercise with 2.0 curls. This time Gerber suffered with curls for all the 2.0s.

SPUD was fun and it’s rather shameful when the Q is the first one eliminated. But YHC’s 2.0 Hangtime brought glory back to the family by winning it all. The only incident of concern was when Muffler listened to his dad Brutus (“Hit your brother!”) and pegged his younger brother Wimpy and there was a tear or two shed.

F3 Dads is a blast. Hangtime was already asking as we left when we go again. The kids aren’t picky about games either and some might even say the Q can’t up with the noodle hand on the spot. But they enjoyed it. Good times with your kids. Do it.

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