For the last three years I have gone on a guys trip to Traverse City, Mi. for a mountain bike race. I love the couple of days I get to be with my buddies and relax and not have to think about much, if I were to be totally honest with you, its also a nice break from being with my kids (I have three).
This year I choose to take my oldest son (4) with me. It was a great decision! At first I thought it would be a crazy weekend and not be that much fun for me, boy was I wrong. As dads we should always be looking for ways to invest in our children, it might seem inconvenient or not as much fun but when we get the idea that its about us out of our head and start thinking its about our kids, awesome things will start to happen. My buddies had a great time with my son too, it’s great for our kids to see us interact with our friends, here us talk, see how we act, etc. I love how much it made me think about what I was saying and what my son was hearing others say which led to some good conversations when he didn’t know what a certain word meant. This weekend is great because it has the possibility to turn into a tradition. A son needs a dad! Make time with your children this week. Show them that they are a priority and I promise you that you will not regret it!