(Idling by the Danube river)
What’s the best thing to do when the sun is out on a supposedly cold autumn morning? I say we go biking, RC flying or simply go out on a walk, enjoy the sunshine, watch a movie and eat sushi later on.
When hubby goes with us out, the kids tend to really leave me alone. It’s because I’m the not so-adventurous-mom, their dad’s complete opposite. I am not envious at all because I knew well that they enjoy those times – which could be Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays. They know that Daddy is up to something fun when these days come. They would fly a kite, make the RC boat spin around the water, pick up fallen chestnuts or simply sit on the grass and let me be the mamarazzi I’ve always been.
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
I once used this quote on my other blog and it has become my favorite since. Everyday, as I said then, the kids would immediately stop what they’re doing, they would run to the door then shout “Daddy!” and throw their arms around him then give him a kiss.
I’ve been shooting behind their backs for so long I’ve lost count of how many I’ve made. Seeing them this way is like an assurance that as long as daddy holds their hands, it will be ok…that until they can walk by themselves, he will be there for them.
To make them hold our hands for as long as they need is the best thing we can give our kids, walking with the kids, as long as we can – it may not be easy to let go later on but we’ll be sure that they can go on in life well having held our hand firmly in their childhood.