I’m talking about the things that help define them as a person. The things that occur in their life as they age. The challenge comes in balancing the observation with wanting to be the dad, stepping in to help. In my experience, it often works itself out.
Summer is winding down and around the corner is the start of a new school year. The stress of the school routine, homework, sports, and other activities is about to start, but here are some simple things to help make the most of it.
Dad Interrupted: If you read the men’s magazines, like I do, they tell you that to go camping you need expensive gear—a GPS wristwatch, a tent, hiking boots, a YETI for every situation and assorted other equipment. Now don’t get me wrong, I love overpriced gear just as much as the next guy but I know families that don’t go camping because they think it’s too expensive, so here is the real truth. With limited equipment and expense, you can have the equipment you really need and be fine.
In 2018 life is so ridiculously busy and complicated with careers, after school activities, homework, sports, etc… Not to mention the added stresses of social media, political unrest and watching one too many episodes of Caillou. Seriously, what’s wrong with that kid?? When you really drill down, what’s most important? For me (and probably most of you, hey you’re reading this) it’s family. But everyone says that.