How’s your summer going? Bethany is on the MFuge trip to Phillly this week and I stopped to think about how fast the summer is passing by. There are only a few weeks left until she heads back to school.
That got me thinking…
Now would be a good time for the Men of Steel to consider how much time we’ve spent with our kids this summer, and how important it is to them that we do. I’m talking about personal, individual time.
Has it been minimal, or have you intentionally put your work and personal interests on hold so that you can invade your child’s world?
Have you spent time reading together? Talking together? Gone on walks, hikes, bike rides? Taken a family vacation together? Gone swimming together? Taken your daughter out on dates? Gone fishing, canoeing, or a ton of other fun outdoor activities with your son?
I read a great quote this week: “The thing our children need most is often in the shortest supply — our time.”
They don’t care or need the “stuff” that a good paying job with long hours can provide. Children of all ages spell love T-I-M-E.
So, before you begin this mental review of your summer schedule, watch this brief video. Hold on to the very end, it’s powerful.