Dad to the Bone: Bryan Arii

Cody DeBacker

Posted on August 05 2016


Bryan Arii
: A crazy creative Dad to the Bone and art director at Plan B Skateboards.

Dadhood is the best and good fathers deserve to be highlighted. This is a new feature at The Bad Dads Club called - Dad to the bone where we feature some of the coolest Dads we know. We ask them a few fun questions and let them take it away from there. Welcome to The Bad Dads Club - Bryan Arii.

Please tell us a bit about who you are?

Bryan Arii: Art Director for Plan B Skateboards. On a scale from 1-10 I feel like I'm a 7-8 when it comes to being awesome. Can't say 10 because you always gotta save some room for more awesomeness. Hahaha.

Happy Dad

How long have you been a Dad?

BA: My first son Greyson is 2 and my second son Ryder is 8 months. 

Were or are you a baby wearing Dad?

BA: Yes

What is a fun thing that you did with your kids this week?

BA: We took a family trip to the OC Fair. Super fun as always. It was Ryder's first time so he got his mind blown by tons of strange people, weird smells, loud noises, kids screaming. Come to think of it, Ryder is probably bummed on the fair. Haha.

Dad at the Fair

On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your diaper changing ability?

BA: 9

What is your go to in a tantrum emergency?

BA: "You wanna go on a time out?" Head tilted to the side a little bit, super calm voice, full eye to eye contact. This Bad Dad doesn't play that sh*t!

What's the last movie you watched with your kids?

BA: Cars. We don't let the kids watch TV during the day so Greyson gets to watch 10 mins of TV before he goes to bed every night. It took us a week to watch Cars.

Dad reading a book

What's your kid's favorite word?

BA: "Car." Greyson says it at least 20 times a day. Ryder just mumbles and yells out loud sounds still. So his favorite word is "Aaahhh!!!"

The last book you read with your kids?

BA: Cars Stories. The kid really loves cars. Ryder is still too young to have an opinion. He just chills and crawls around during story time.

Skateboarding Dad

Favorite adult beverage?

BA: The first really cold sip of my wife's IPA.

Favorite Skate Video part and/or Disney Princess?

BA: Always got hyped on Arto Saari's éS Menikmati part.

Dad and loving family

What makes you a "Bad Dad" (This is a good thing...)?

BA: I made the decision to leave my career job to work freelance gigs from home to be with my kids and wife. I didn't want to miss seeing my kids hit these milestones like crawling, standing, walking, talking, the list goes on...I wanted to be there to take them to school, make them breakfast, put them down for their naps. Normal parent things. So for me being a great dad is what makes me a "Bad Dad"!

For more info on Bryan and his awesomeness, please check out his work at www.planbskateboards.com or get at him on Instagram.


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