Believe it or not, one of the most important things I do in any given day is play with trains. I know that sounds crazy…and it creates a very humorous mental picture. I can see some of you picturing me on the floor in my bedroom hanging out with Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his friends. BUT, what I mean is this…one of the most important things I do is spend time with my (soon to be) three year old boy doing something that he enjoys.
I’ll admit, it’s tough sometimes after I’ve had a long day; sometimes playing with trains is not at the top of my list. But it’s usually close to the top of Jake’s list. And I want to be the kind of dad that spends time with his kids, doing what they enjoy. Call me crazy or naive, but I hope and pray that this pays major dividends down the road. My boys (and girl to be) will know that their dad loves them because he’s willing to build a track and push the train through the tunnel. Jake may think we’re just playing with trains, but I hope it’s more than that. I hope I making deposits and investments in his life now that will produce amazing results down the road.
You go. I wish I had been as involved with my children when they were that young. You are definately building bridges with your children taht cannot be tore down in the future.
You are a great dad and it is very obvious how much your children (especially Jake) love you. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play with trains too!
We know that really, the boys are spending time with you while you play with the trains. Chooo…chooo.
Chris,I actually laughed out loud when I read that! That’s good stuff. I must admit, playing with trains and Hot Wheels is definitely fun!