Great story, slightly similar story and me being much older, my dad didn't dislike video games, but he was the equivalent of a caveman when it comes to technology. When I told him I was going to be building my first rig (ergo, asked if they would get the motherboard for me for christmas that year) he looked at me with such a huge puzzle on his face, but agreed to it anyways. You couldn't have possibly been more meticulous than I was that first time opening that motherboard box, you'd swear I was in a clean room in a hospital prepping for fucking brain surgery with the way I was handling it. I do remember the smirk on his face though when I was building it and when I got done (that first time the rig hummed to life was suspenseful as fuck, but he congratulated me on it.), it was definitely something I won't ever forget.