Something You Don’t See Everyday

I came to Starbucks this afternoon to finish up some work before the weekend descends upon us and we bask in the calm, relaxing time…who am I kidding? There’s no relaxing on the weekend. It’s just a different kind of crazy.

Anyway, I’m sitting in Starbucks and I see a guy with a boy that’s about six or seven years old. They obviously just came from school because the boy has his backpack and school uniform on.

They’ve both got a drink, and the guy takes a phone call. He says to the person on the other end of the line, “Well, I better go because I’m doing the usual Friday thing with _____.” Honestly, I wasn’t eavesdropping. I just overheard.

Then they pull out a deck of UNO cards and start playing. I went back to my work. Usually, I spend a good deal of time at Starbucks when I work. So did they. And they just played and talked and hung out.

I was impressed. Maybe humbled. I try to spend time with my kids. I even consider myself a good dad. But I’ve never spent hours at Starbucks just playing cards with any of them. Maybe I should.

I’ve been thinking about doing date days or nights with my kids, but I haven’t had a chance to actually act on it in a systematic way. Hopefully, I can execute the ideas I have. That would be awesome.

What about you? What do you to purposefully spend time with your kids?

I’d sincerely love to hear in the comments.

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One thought on “Something You Don’t See Everyday

  1. As a mother who plays both roles I make time to do one on one things. Maybe a shopping trip or going to a movie. Taking a Saturday off work to go to a track meet. From a single mother standpoint of having two teenage daughters who see thier father every other month, time is a very important factor. Give your children one on one time, make the memories, date your daughter. Time goes by too fast and as they get older they will look back on fun times and do the same with thier children. Work will always be there, childhood goes by in the blink of an eye. You are a great Godly father and husband to your family. God wanted you to see and hear what you did. It’s now on your heart. God Bless.

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