Daddy Date Day with Allyson

Our daddy-date @ marble slab on TwitPicToday, Allyson and I went on a Daddy Date. Last night, she had requested one since I had been unable to really spend time with her while participating in the assessment over the past two days.

I asked her what she wanted to do on our Daddy Date, and she originally just said, “Whatever you want to do. I just want to spend time with you.” While I almost teared up, I explained to her that on a Daddy Date, we do what she wants to.

And so being my daughter, she opted for “the ice cream store.” I took her to Marble Slab and enjoyed massive quantities of ice cream together. We were able to talk and I was able to really spend some time completely focused on my little girl.

There’s one thing that I’m really starting to figure out: my time with my kids is limited. My oldest is already 7 and in first grade. My youngest – my baby – is 2. My princess is almost 5. My babies will only be babies for so long.

Because of that, I have to make the effort to enjoy them and spend time with them and not let everyday life get too distracting.

I’m not the best at this, but I’m trying and I’m learning. What do you do to spend time with your kids? What lessons have you learned that you could teach me?

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