Many of us talk a lot about the “Ah Ha Moment”. You know that point where you get it or you have your epiphany. As parents we have our moments with our children, but I like to be a little bit more specific and treasure what I call “Dad Moments”.
What is a dad moment you may ask? Here is an example of two of my dad moments.
When my 22 year old list her top 10 lectures I gave when she was in trouble and ends the conversation by saying “dad you’re a great mentor”
When my 6 yr old is praying for his mother while at the hospital and he says “Lord we listen to what everybody said, but we really need to listen to my daddy because he’s the rightist!”.
I began to think, “I can’t be the only one that has experienced a Dad Moment”, so I ask some friends and these were the results. Many thanks for participating gents!
I like to sing to my boys, particularly at bedtime, but I also like to randomly rewrite songs to make them fit whatever’s going on at that moment, usually to little or no effect. What can I say, I’m a weird dad sometimes. The other night, I was singing bedtime songs to my youngest son (3 years old), and I grabbed his Elmo doll and did a little remix on Twinkle Twinkle:
”Twinkle Twinkle little Elmo
How I wonder what you smellmo
Up above the world so Highmo
Like a diamond in the skymo
Twinkle Twinkle little Elmo
How I wonder what you smellmo.”
That got the biggest laughs at the end of each line, more than I was expecting. Now it’s my secret weapon when I need a smile out of my boys.
Just yesterday I told my daughter that I was going to see The Force Awakens for the third time, but this time I would go without her. She got very cross at me for that because, and I quote, “I love Star Wars, but I love it best when I watch it with you, and I don’t want you to see it without me!!”
It’s a double “moment” there.
1. She likes seeing Star Wars most of all with me
2. She likes Star Wars
My work is done.
When I’m at the end of tether trying to get my 3 year old son to stay still at bedtime, getting shouty, and he looks straight at me and says “Dad, just chill”. So I laugh, slow down, we cuddle and he nods off happy.
Seamus blogs at: http://www.dadinating.com/2015/06/18/just-chill/
Carrying my sleeping son to bed from the car, our bed, wherever he has fallen asleep. He is 4 1/2 now, but I have been enjoying this since he was born.
Stephen blogs at: http://headoftheheard.com
Being a stay at home father, both of my twin sons pull the “mommy do it” card whenever possible. Every once in a while they switch it up and insist on me doing something for them. Those are my Dad Moments.
-or- impromptu hugs from 3 year olds. = awesome!
Spike blogs at: Doubletroubledaddy.com
So what are your dad moments? We would love to hear them!