The older that my youngest son gets, he is starting to write his own story and it is my hope that he does not let someone else write his story for him.
This one moment that I was able to share with my son, has me wishing that I could have called a time-out to enjoy it for just one moment longer.
There comes a point when we as parents realize that we all need to do something to become a better parent. I can not remember when it hit me but without knowing it, my son has made me a better parent.
As a dad, there are times that we tend to feel alone in fatherhood. But what a Southwest flight attendant did during a recent flight, made me realize that no matter where we are, we are all apart of a brotherhood of dads.
I was a young, naive parent who thought I knew it. I look back at those time and realize that I need to issue an apology to parents.
There are so many stresses that we have as parents, as husbands, as wives, as colleagues that we all need that one moment to ourselves. Whether it is just 5 minutes, 20 minutes, or an hour in my case that we can call our own.
This holiday season, it is difficult to teach my son that there is a difference between, “I need it” and, “I want it.”