Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday's Ideas first ever post!

Ironically, as I type this, three of my own children are running around the house doing their own thing.  That, in and of itself, is not bad.  At the same time, one of those dear children needs lots of direction.  Another finds nothing better to do than annoying his siblings (and parents, and neighbours, and the planet!).  The third is only with us for now.  We do not know how long we will have the joy of raising this little gem.  He is our foster-son.

The irony stems from the fact that as a dad, I could be taking the time to pour into these little boys’ lives.  I could be teaching, talking, playing, interacting with them.  I could be showing them new ideas, modeling proper behaviors, perfecting their spiral throwing or coloring skills.  But I am not. 

At the same time, I can be intentionally parenting.  I must be a dad before I am a blogger. With this in mind, I must keep an ear to their play and interactions, I must allow them to play, but must allow them to be children within a family setting at the same time.  I must not allow myself to become detached from the world they are in.  Oh, how difficult that is to achieve!

Come back and visit often. Let's live and learn together!


welcome to my world of poetry said...

You are so right you are a dad first and foremost, blogging can be most time comsuming and although one is learning about otheer people reality of your own life flies out of the window .
Happy Friday.

Anonymous said...

Get a Gramma over to help!!

Sabrina said...

Gramma..... You are needed, wanted and longed for! Please come and help! Don't think for a second that you aren't very valuable to this parenting team!
PS.. thanks honey for letting me sleep in :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ron .. great that you're giving hope to another .. I'm sure they will treasure their time with your family ..

Cheers Hilary