Of all the “hats” that I wear in this life, my dad hat is by far my favorite. It is also the most challenging.
One (of many) major mistakes that I have recently uncovered about my parenting skills is striving for “perfect” moments. I realized that I often get so caught up in trying to make the time that we spend together “ideal” that I don’t really get to enjoy that time in the first place. I sometimes find myself becoming anxious about getting to a more fun or relaxing environment, when I should be focusing on enjoying the present moment that we get to share together.
I’m starting to see that she doesn’t care about what we’re doing. She cares that we’re doing it together. Our lives are built up of tiny little moments, and I’m off somewhere else focusing on the ones that “seem” ideal, but don’t even exist. —
So, thank you to my daughter for helping me to be here, now.
After all, thats all we’ve got.
#beherenow #fatherhood #timeflies #gratitude