Jeff Highsmith is an amazing dad. The proof is right here. He built this awesome Mission Control desk for his oldest son. His kid needed his own desk so he could do his homework, so he used MDF (medium-density fiberboard) to construct a basic desk. Then, he designed a control console that is loosely based on NASA examples.
I must have sucked as a Dad. I didn't get my kid one of those race car beds, no roller coaster in the back yard and didn't build him one of these... Okay, one of these would have been for extra credit... ;)