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Friday, May 6, 2011

Fridays Final Thoughts 5-6-11....Enjoy every moment


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FRIDAYS FINAL THOUGHTS

For those of you that don't know or those of you that need to be reminded, Fridays Final Thoughts (F-F-T) is something I came up with when I first started my blog as a way to recap my thoughts for the week, get some things off my chest or just let you all know what is bouncing off the walls of my brain.

Being the moron that I am, I often forget how lucky I am to have kids and that I get to see them at all.  I think I have gone away from the full-time asshole dad that I used to be but I still have moments where I don't appreciate what I have.

I left work early yesterday in order to go coach C2 and C3's last soccer game.  I left a little after 4 and the game was at 6pm.  This is a normal time for a dad to be home with his wife and kids. The 9 to 5 job is almost gone, but being home around 6pm is still great.  I usually don't get home till 9pm. That gives me a hour or so with the kids and in that time we have snack, story time, we brush teeth and just talk about the day.

Being home during daylight hours and then after the game getting to go home and actually sit down and eat dinner with the kids was

AWESOME.
I loved it. At that point I remembered how much of a jerk I am at times and how sometimes I am so tired at the end of a long day, that I just want to sit and rest and veg out. For one that never happens in a house of 4 kids and two that cheats the kids.

All you dads who get to spend a ton of time at home and get to work regular hours, cherish that time you have with the wife and kids and for dads like me that have to work mega hours and only get weekends to have that quality time, love every minute of it.

Its hard, I know. I am doing what I need to do to pay the bills and while I wish I could be at home more, I know they will understand later in life what I am doing.

No matter what, love your kids and enjoy the time you have with them.

Last night I re-learned that it is important to enjoy every waking moment I have with my C's. I dont get to have nights like I had last night all the time so I loved it and will use that as fuel to make these other times great.

Have a great Friday and get ready for Mothers Day on Sunday.

Kiss the Baby


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2 comments:

Chris (twistedxtian) May 6, 2011 at 12:49 PM   Reply to

I am beyond lucky to be able to spend my days with my kids.

I know what it's like to spend long days at work, seeing my kids for just a few minutes before they head off to bed.

It's awesome that you get to help coach them, that's really cool!

Siera May 6, 2011 at 10:51 PM   Reply to

I just came across your blog. You're so right in what you said about loving your kids and enjoying every minute you have with them. Something I try to remind myself of constantly.

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