Flipeez Action Hats – Tre’s Thurs Toy Review


Posted by Keith | Posted in Tre’s Thursday Toy Review | Posted on 31-10-2013

Tre’s Thursday Toy Review 10-31-13
Flipeez Action Hats


Name: Flipeez

Manufacturer: Idea Villiage

Price:  $19.99

Length of Ownership: 3 weeks

Rating: 5 stars

Toy Review: Wow, this is Daddy’s Fish Bowl’s first sponsored Toy Review and we couldn’t be more excited to have a chance to review a brand new item on the market. Flipeez, (from the folks that brought you Stompeez) are animal action hats that are both fashionable and interactive.  They allow you to knock out two birds with one stone, you get to mark off an item from the ‘need’ list (winter hat), and your child gets to obtain an item from the ‘want’ list (a toy).  What more could you ask for?

Now that we can safely conclude, that purchasing Flipeez makes sense from a practical standpoint, let’s take a little time to discuss if you actually get your money’s worth.  While reviewing the Flipeez Action Hat, I looked at two major factors: do they succeed at being fun and are they actually functional hat.  Since this is a toy review, let’s tackle the fun factor first.  When we received the Flipeez hat, Tre was super excited to try it on.  At the current moment, he actually had no idea what it did, but he saw a cool looking green monster hat and that was good enough for him.  I decided that I’d hold off on telling him that his new item was actually a lot more than a basic hat, but he quickly figured that out on his own.  After a few minutes of putting the hat on, and then taking it off to admire the cool monster design, his hands somehow found their way to the dangling bulbs at the end of the hat and squeezed.  This action resulted in the monster’s arms flipping up, which totally caught Tre off guard and resulted in huge laughs.

That describes the functionality of Flipeez hats; your kids can wear them and utilize an air pressure mechanism to cause the character to literally “flip its lid”.  The air pressure bulb hangs just below your child’s chin and is easily accessible.  This allows for constant Flipeez action, without interruption.  Since we’ve started getting some cooler weather recently, I’ve been able to observe Tre’s usage of his Flipeez hat in real world scenarios; such as the grocery store, pet shop, etc.  He makes a point to flip his lid several times for each person he encounters.  They enjoy seeing something cool, and he’s fueled by their responses.  It’s gotten to the point that he doesn’t like to leave home without his new hat, for fear of disappointing his ‘fans’.

Clearly, this item is functional as a toy, but what about as an actual hat?  To start, it’s very thick, which will keep those heads nice and warm during the cold months.  Also, despite Tre’s inherent hair complications, the hats do come down and cover both ears, which is a plus.  Given these two attributes, I’m inclined to say that Flipeez hats can hold their own in the winter hat arena.

Well, there you have it folks, that pretty much sums up the Flipeez Action Hats in a nutshell.  This one is Tre tested and Daddy approved, buy it now!!!




For more information, visit www.flipeez.com or www.flipeez.tumblr.com. In exchange for this product review, I was sent the item listed above to test and keep with the promise of a far and unbiased review.


Dad’s Hard Knock Life


Posted by Keith | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-10-2013


Dad’s Hard Knock Life

I am a Dad. It’s my job, it’s my lifetime career, it’s the thing I’m most passionate about. Being a Dad isn’t easy, there are days when you have to do things that you just don’t want to do, there are days when you’re forced to do things that just don’t make sense, and then there are the days when you feel like it’ll never end.  These are a few of the struggles that I am faced with on a daily basis. Based on the previous few sentences, maybe some of you are thinking: “hey buddy, maybe you should just switch careers”, believe me, I’ve given it some serious consideration on several occasions. However, for some reason ‘DEADBEAT’ doesn’t seem like the type of title you’d want on your resume. So I continue to push on and carry out my duties. So that you guys don’t think I’m being a Whiny Willie, I’m going to take you thru a few examples that substantiate the claims of hardship that I’ve listed above.

No Means No (part 2)


Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Advice, Fefe | Posted on 23-10-2013

And we’re back for the thrilling conclusion to our ‘No Means No’ post.  Will our hero reach enlightenment and understand the true meaning behind the word humility?  Will he stand and fight against those who plot to thwart his plans of ultimate rightness?  Will the injustices put forth by those who are habitually wrong, but continue to think they are correct be stomped out like a bug?  Find out the answers to all of these questions and more by reading part 2 of our 2 part mega saga below.

No Means No (part 1)


Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Fefe | Posted on 22-10-2013


For those of you who don’t know me very well, I’ll let you in on a little secret; I am a self proclaimed know-it-all and have a well documented history of habitually being correct. I currently sit at an astonishing accuracy rating of 98.98% in all arguments, disagreements, debates, and disputes that I have ever been a part of. If you question the reliability of that factoid, I will be forced to showcase my brilliant wiseacre personality and prove to you just how wrong you are. To spare all of us some grieve, let’s just take my statistic at face value. Up until a few weekends ago, I was sitting pretty at 100%, yes, throughout my 30yrs of life on this earth I had never been wrong. Unfortunately, good things must come to an end and Fefe was the one to put me in my place, by teaching me that no means NO!!!

When It All Falls Down


Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Holidays, Ty | Posted on 09-10-2013


The difference a day makes….you know, I never really thought much about the significance of that statement; because up until today, there hasn’t been much that has drastically changed in my life over a 24 hour period. I mean sure, there have been ‘here today, gone tomorrow moments’, but nothing as substantial as a complete reversal of my beliefs from day 1 to day 2. Well that’s exactly what happened this time and honestly, I’m still trying to process it all. I feel duped, bamboozled, and a bit foolish; deception tends to have that type of affect on you from time to time. Yesterday, I wrote a blog post that had the following statement: “Usually, the parents are the shining stars after throwing a good party for their kid, but this year Ty stole the show and HE was my hero.” MY HERO, yes, I was proud to proclaim that my own child presented himself in such away that blew my moral compass off the charts and catapulted him well ahead of my previous hero, Wolverine. Well within a day, Ty has gone from hero to zero based on his counter-heroic actions. It actually pains my heart to write ‘zero’ in association with one of my kids, but unfortunately, it’s the way I feel at the moment.

The Whole Nine Yards


Posted by Keith | Posted in Holidays, Ty | Posted on 08-10-2013


We celebrated a birthday over the weekend, our dear old (emphasis on OLD) friend Ty turned 9 this past Sunday and boy did he lay on more than a few surprises. I was always under the impression that the birthday boy was the one who was supposed to be surprised on their special day, but this year Ty had other ideas lined up and turned the tables on us. His actions left both Fefe and I dumbfounded, confused, and caused more than a teardrop or two to form in our eyes. We honestly couldn’t fathom the fact that the little boy performing the actions in front of our very eyes belonged to us. The fact that he was acting so differently around his friends had us flabbergasted.