I know a lot of you out there are busy. I know the world is a place that is crazy, unfair, scary, etc, etc, etc
Delaney (8) and Maggie (6) had "Donuts with Dad Day" at their school today. While we were doing our usual gabbing back and forth (everything from the upcoming soccer season to making fun of the Principal) I looked up. Here is what I saw from most of the "Dads" that attended:
1) Talking on their mobile phones (Sure they could be doctors and such, but I heard a lot of "what's up dude?" type answers)
2) Blank stares forward while their daughters/sons ate their donuts. Nary a word was spoken.
3) Dads hanging out together while their children sat alone eating donuts.
Dudes...It's really simple. You are "THE MAN" in these kids lives. Be involved, take interest. Turn off your mobile for 30 minutes, the world will wait (even if you are a doctor). Talk to them. They are yours. Your are theirs. There really is no good excuse unless of course you are dead.
You'll never make anything more worthwhile or important in your life as a child. And that is straight from my heart and there's nothing you could say to convince me otherwise. I've heard it all. As I like to say "Been there, got the shirt".
Remember anyone can father a child, it takes a special person to be a Dad.