Today I decided to take an extra r and r day for myself with my kids. The chaos of life can make you forget the simple connection, and fun that their is in simply playing, and connecting with your children. Work brings chaos, stress, paperwork, and all that goes with careers at times. The challenge is not bringing that home, and connecting with your children creating memories.
I got to be a kid again today chasing my kids around the house, playing hide and seek, and the list goes on. I had forgotten how fun playing with ninja turtles were, and playing with the dollhouse with my little girls. Throwing out the rules of fruits and veggies for a day of enjoying snacks, goodies and of course ice cream.
The memories come when you find your 3 year old daughter inside of a toy box playing and laughing, and your 2 year old passed out on a bunk bed from playing so hard. My two sons have mastered the power song. I just caught my youngest son rockin out:
I was reminded today by my kids how much they want to play, wrestle and just be with their dad. Life lesson learned play with your kids often, dress up and play tea with your daughters, yes let them paint your nails lol. Just have fun and enjoy the gifts that the good Lord has blessed you with.
As I am finishing this article my youngest daughter drops a plate of food on a freshly shampooed carpet. All you can do is laugh and and love them, as you realize you have to go back over that area again 🙂
Love being a daddy!