Sometimes parents get so concerned with the big picture, that we forget to enjoy the journey that we get to experience with our kids. There is the right school, getting them to soccer practice, and making sure they eat their vegetables, and the little joys get lost in the busyness. This Father's Day I want to remember what makes me smile about being a dad. Here are the top three things that are my highlights in being a dad, once I actually stop and enjoy the ride!
1. Getting down on their level.
I was reminded of this again last night. We are so busy trying to get kids to eat, get them to clean up, and get them to brush their teeth, that we rarely get down on the floor with them. When I clear my mind of everything that I could be doing and just lay down and build blocks, wrestle, or read a book, it absolutely makes my night. I love laying on my stomach on the bedroom floor while my kids climb all over me and listen to me read them a story. "One more book?" They ask. Absolutely.