It started with planking. A simple idea to lie like a board in a bizarre spot and then take a picture. While it was a fun thing for the digerati to proliferate, it was also a stunt I pulled with my son.
He giggled and laughed and thought it was silly to lie like a board in a mall and have me take his picture.
Memes are a very fun way for families to spend quality, random time together. It’s not a playdate. It’s not a trip to the zoo. It’s something ad libbed out of left field that makes no sense and sparks creativity. Watch your kids at a Lego table, or with dolls and you will know they have imaginations that run wild. Memes tap into that anything is possible, and totally normal side of them.
Getting the family together to take part in a meme can be a great team-building exercise for your family, especially if you have older kids that can really help plan things out like a Harlem Shake video. Your kids won’t actual sigh and roll their eyes at you for trying to be cool, because when it comes to memes – the dorkier, the better.
#Vadering is just the latest family friendly meme that has Fathers, Sons, Moms, and Daughters… okay, it’s mostly Dads and kids on this one .. getting together and being silly trying to recreate Darth Vader‘s death grip.
I put on my sons’ Darth Vader mask (see how we redecorated his room Star Wars style)and had them Vader me in front of our house this afternoon and they thought it was hilarious. Check out the pic of that and other families getting down with memes.