Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Time to Make Time

Hey everybody,

Today's going to be an atypical post. I know there probably aren't too many DADS who read this blog (if I'm reading my stats right, most of my readers are females between the ages of 18 and 35), but that's okay. I just wanna say what I feel like saying.

I think that for the most part, dads out there don't make time. I know they're busy... they (typically) have the job of providing for their family, which involves traveling with their work... I get it.

Believe me, I get it.

But if I can do it, I think any dad can. I travel a lot - actually, so far this month I've only slept in MY bed 4 nights (out of 21)! I've been out of town, out of state, out of country. It makes it difficult to have quality time. However...

When I'm around Ellie, that time belongs to her. I'm stingy with my Ellie-time, and I go out of my way to give "being a dad" my all. When I have a chance to connect, I don't hold back. Take Flat Ellie, for example. She made Flat Ellie as a school project to take on adventures. Whenever I travel, I bring Flat Ellie with me on my adventures, and then come back and teach Ellie's class (as well as plan a craft and a treat).


I'm not saying dads need to go to the extreme (though I think kids appreciate it), but I think it's important that dads make special time for their kids, even if something else needs to be sacrificed. Let's step up, dads, and show our kids how much we care about them! Even if it's something as simple as a weekly date night.



Talk to you soon,
Dale

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