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.
2. Cooking in the kitchen with my daughter by my side.
My daughter loves to bake. One of our favorite bonding times is making chocolate chip cookies. The beauty about being a dad is that you can put the words "Dad's Famous..." at the beginning of any title, and your kids believe you. We always make "Dad's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies." The recipe happens to be oddly similar to the back of the chocolate chip bag, but we won't concern ourselves with that. We bake cookies, talk about her life, and make memories all at the same time.
3. Watching T.V. shows with them that I enjoyed as a kid.
Shows like Full House, Spiderman and His Amazing Friends, and Inspector Gadget were dearly loved when I was growing up. Now, thanks to the magic of Netflix, I get to enjoy them again with my kids. I am able to watch them laugh at the same jokes and get sucked into the same cheesy plots that I did. If I'm honest, it makes me feel a bit like a kid again too.
I could go on and on about this, but instead I think I will wish you a happy Father's Day and give away a prize package from Logitech worth $775! That's right, to help make this day even better for one of my readers, I am partnering with Logitech to give you a package that includes the Logitech Harmony Elite Remote, the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Surround Sound Gaming Headset, the Logi ZeroTouch, AND a $75 gift card to the Art of Shaving! All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Remember to use #LogiSmiles on social media to find even more ways to win! Happy Father's Day!
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I was provided each of the items listed in the prize pack to give away. I was not compensated and all opinions are strictly my own.