I get it, I do! I’m the go-to parent for homeschooling, and morning cuddles, and reading books. But when it comes to fun things—like movies and field trips, and singing and dancing, and weekends and board games—their Daddy is undoubtedly the crowd favorite! (Two’s a crowd, y’all!)
‘Can’t blame the girls. Their Daddy sure is fun!!
Shout out to my husband for being as hands-on as he can, on top of working so hard to provide and lead this family. Raising daughters, we’re fully aware that little girls are naturally drawn to their daddies in a way that influences their emotional, relational and cognitive development, from childhood through womanhood. (I should know! I was raised by a remarkable father.)
I’m grateful to have a partner who takes this responsibility seriously; who would do everything in his power to be fully present in his daughters’ young lives and to give them happy memories.
So you can just imagine Dawn and Rain looking forward to the weekends, usually in anticipation of what their Daddy planned out for us. And almost always, he does not disappoint! :)
Studies consistently prove that spending quality time as a family has infinite benefits.
For kids, family activities allow kids to establish self-worth, communicate better, and develop relationship building skills. For parents, spending quality time together is an effective way to create memories and impart valuable life lessons that kids will potentially carry with them throughout their lives.
It’s always a challenge for us working moms and dads to carve out time during the weekends, especially when sometimes all you want to do is to shut down. But the effort to make time is definitely worth it! When kids feel loved, appreciated, and valued, they also develop positive behaviors like kindness and cooperation. And when they do, it results in us being happier parents as well.
The above photos show a normal Saturday morning scenario at home—messy hair, game faces on, board game and caramel bars for breakfast (in bed!), the girls all ready to battle their Daddy!
Meanwhile, I watch my family as I hold on to my camera, trying to preserve these fleeting moments in photographs, fully aware how fast they all go by. The best years, for sure.
Thank you, Lemon Square Fun Square, for making weekends all the more fun and memorable.