I’ve downloaded some podcast and audacity software, and while I tinkered with it for a bit, I didn’t get a chance to really run with it. It’s now 11:10pm Friday night and my daughter has already gone to sleep. I work in the room next to hers, so I don’t want to do a podcast tonight.
Family Time Comes First
My son and I have been doing a lot of stuff together lately. From shopping for Legos (with his allowance money), to playing video games on the old XBox (my favorite). He’s at a delicate stage where I know I don’t have much time with him, since he is already starting to hang with his friends more and more. So I need to take advantage of when he want so hang out with dad and do so, this time is more valuable to me than any other I’ve experienced before…
I think if I were in my 20s, I might not realize or have the insight as to how valuable this time really is. We only get one shot at experiencing our kid’s childhood, so I believe that we should make the most of it.
Slipping Into the Past
Today as I was playing my son’s XBox game (Midtown Madness?) with him, I felt myself slipping into an earlier teenage age. It was almost like I was playing video games with my old neighborhood buddies when I was 10. It was a very liberating experience, where all the stresses of adult life disappeared for a half an hour of time. Plus I could tell that my son enjoyed the time we played too.
I sometimes wonder if it’s wise of me to slip out of the adult parent role and act like a good friend to my son as I do sometimes (rarely though). I have a feeling that this will happen more and more frequently as he ages.
It’s kind of strange because my son is very similar in appearance and thought process as I was as a child, so it’s almost like having a younger version of me I’m hanging with. Of course he is different, with different tastes, but close enough.
Pictures Need to Be Take More Often
I don’t know if it’s because I’m lazy or absent-minded, but I need to use my cell phone to take more pictures of times like these, and of course videos.
After this weekend, I now realize that I need to shift my family time on my quest to improve myself higher in my life priorities.
Now I look forward to spending time with my daughter in dad and daughter night out again!
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