Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 5.014: Loving being Dad

My Daddy moments from today:


E5N1 wanting to show off his latest creation.

Exile #4 'catching up' on hugs she missed while I was in California by squeezing in some extra ones.

Exile #3 putting her head on my shoulder while I read to the girls at bedtime.

Four times since we've been here in the US, families we're close to in one way or another have lost their Dads.  The latest was just before Christmas.  He left a three year-old son.  It's almost too sad.

It has made me realise how precious the time we spend with the people we love is.  It hasn't stopped me being cross with the kids, or despairing of them, or upsetting them at times - but it has certainly made me treasure the Daddy moments a bit more consciously than before.

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    1. Thanks. Nice article - here's the link. I laughed out loud at "Carpe Diem doesn't work for me. I can't even carpe fifteen minutes in a row."

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