My kids mean the world to me and there really isn’t much that I wouldn’t do for them. Even getting busy at work, I try to find the time to hang out with them and my job requires me to travel from time to time and stay away from a few days to a week at a time.
Sometimes we all as parents get so busy in our own lives with working, shopping, paying bills running the kids to soccer or baseball games maybe karate or one of their friends birthday parties we neglect to spend personal alone time with them.
I know because I have done it myself when they have asked with things like can we go to a movie or can we go to the park and play catch or can we go get a ice cream and the come back was something like no not now I am tired or maybe later after supper or lets do it this weekend instead.
Any excuse just to get out of doing something with them and it’s not because i didn’t want to it was just because I was tired after working all day or I just didn’t have the money.
Well my kids are all pretty much grown up now so the things they like to do have changed and I have learned a while ago when they were younger to spend as much time with them as I can. We never know how long we are going to be here on earth and God forbid that we live longer than our kids. My wife and I have a great relationship with our kids and I am thankful for that.
Some of the best times of my life has been spending time with my kids, my youngest and I enjoy spending time together at the Monster Jam shows. What made me write this article was a few weekends ago, my oldest son and I were working on his Jeep in our backyard on the grass and dirt in the pouring
rain. We both got wet and dirty, but it was just so fun because I was spending time with one of my kids.
I guess what I am saying is don’t take time for granted, and no matter how busy you are always take a few minutes a day to spend time with your kids- especially if they ask. Don’t be afraid to tell them how much you make or how much your house cost or how much your car cost.
Remember they are your kids and not someone who is going to steal your identity. Just tell them it will make them feel like they are a bigger part of the family. Tomorrow is a new day plan a little something with your kids, maybe some time at the park, a walk around the block or up to the general store for a ice cream.
Time is so precious not to do something. Just read the paper or watch the news and read about all the senseless accidents that are taking the lives of young kids still in their single digits. It’s a crying shame.