I’m married to a great man who is an amazing daddy. This year, the kids and I decided to create an around-town-odyssey-scavenger-hunt-a-palooza for him for Father’s Day. This could have been done in any number of ways, but I decided to take the leap and communicate about this journey through one of my husband’s love languages…. video.
My husband is a video guy. He has always been a video guy. He thinks in color, builds sets out of the most ordinary things, and currently works full time in video production. So a video-guided Father’s Day seemed fitting. Friday, the three of us spent hours driving around town, designing the odyssey. We shot lots of video (with my little Fujifilm camera), made up clues as we went, and I did a bit of directing (of my two child actors) and a bit of cheerleading (when the actors hit rock bottom). Saturday I frantically edited said video, meaning I learned how to dig into iMovie on the fly (because, yes, Final Cut Pro is out of my reach) while at church to ‘do a few things for Sunday morning’ (it was just a little lie…).
Sunday after church, the odyssey unfolded. Neil was given a ‘super secret decoder card’, which directed him to the video on my iPhone. The video then led him (and the rest of us) through our afternoon. Here’s the video. I cannot stress enough the number of disclaimers I want to put on this….
The kids had a great time ‘helping daddy’ figure out the clues. The super secret decoder card led us to P.F. Changs (P as in Playground, F as in Fountain, C as in Chinese fire drill). So…. did we make it?