One of my favorite titles in life is the title of Dad. I am very blessed to have two beautiful and amazing daughters. Gracie (12) and Hope (7) are full of life and adventure and they have taught me much and grown me in incredible ways.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and I thought I might share a few ideas about some amazing journeys that we Dad’s can go on with our children. My hope is that these ideas will spark some ideas in each of our lives that might allow us to eperience some shared memories that we will never forget.
Nature Walk! Take some time outside with your kids. Look up at the sky and talk about the clouds or enjoy the majesty of the stars. Investigate trees, flowers and bugs. Maybe go for a hike, camping or at least a pic-nic. Just get outside in nature and enjoy it together.
Reverse Education! Find out what your kids are better at than you and let them take you to school. Ask them questions about what they like or think about. Ask them how they feel about certain things, and when they answer, really take the time to listen and learn. This will actually help you to become a better person.
Road Trip! Plan an excursion and take the scenic route. Where you are going is not necessarily as important as how you get there. You might get out a map, pick a destination and then let your child help guide you there. Just have fun as you take in the sights, sounds and smells along the way.
Serving Others! It is very important to teach our children about serving others. It may be by picking up trash on the side of the road, visiting a shut in or serving in a soup kitchen. Find something you can do together and do it to make life better for others.
These are just a few of the many ways that you can invest quality time into your children’s lives, as well as your own.
Remember: The best way to spell love is TIME and the best time is QUALITY!