Fort Thomas Dad Featured on 'Good Morning America' for Homeschooling with Creative Costumes

Matt Nestheide dresses up as Bob Ross or the gym teacher to keep his three young daughters engaged in learning

Matt Nestheide as Bob Ross during art class with his kids - Screen shot from 'Good Morning America' video
Screen shot from 'Good Morning America' video
Matt Nestheide as Bob Ross during art class with his kids

Northern Kentucky resident Matt Nestheide — aka father of the year — was featured on ABC Network's Good Morning America recently, telling viewers about some of the tactics he's using when it comes to educating his three young girls at home to keep it fun and entertaining. 

In his interview with Good Morning America, Nestheide explains that it all started with him simply wanting to get a laugh out of his daughters. From there on, he began dressing up as various characters — Bob Ross during art class, the gym teacher, etc. — to keep the girls engaged in their lessons. 

click to enlarge Fort Thomas Dad Featured on 'Good Morning America' for Homeschooling with Creative Costumes
Screen capture of interview

"I hope my kids are understanding that this is definitely a tough time." Nestheide explains in the interview. "There's some serious conversations we're having with them about this whole situation, but I hope they're seeing that despite the circumstances, we can choose our attitude, we can choose to have fun, we can choose to laugh and bring joy — no matter what the circumstances are."

The interviewer asks Nestheide which "look" he thinks has been his children's favorite so far, to which he explains that despite them not knowing who Bob Ross was, they really enjoyed their class with him, and that he might be making a return. 

His favorite, however, was when played "hookie" with the girls — something he was never bold enough to do growing up — and they went pretend surfing at the beach.

For parents out there who are in need of a little inspiration to keep lesson plans interesting with your kiddos, take notes from this guy. 

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