While the closest I get to being a dad is buying an occasional puppet (puppets are children too, my friend!), Kenny turns fatherhood into a decent chuckle. He makes me smile.
One of my goals for 2017 is to make my own puppet. I have a few dozen puppets currently, but all were either commissioned pieces, or one-off puppets I purchased just because. At some point I'll go into the economics of puppetry, but let's just say there's a reason I have an insurance policy to cover my studio. I don't mind buying puppets, and I believe you get what you pay for when it comes to puppetry, but I'd like to try to make my own at least once. I think it'll be fun, and I can hopefully save a bit of cash. It'll also be cool to make all the design decisions myself.
Been there, done that, got the t-shirt(s).
If I had time, more friends, and lots of money, and talent, and space, and equipment, but mostly just lots more money, and more puppets, I would make videos like Don't Hug Me .I'm Scared. If you have no idea what I'm talking about (few do) you really should check them out. I could try to explain them, but go read wikipedia and then come back. Are you all done reading wikipedia? All of it? Ok, then go read the The Treaty of Westphalia and then come back. Back? Ok, so now you know everything. If not, here's more links and more links and more links.