I enjoy being my daughters dad.
I spend a lot of time with my girl during the week. We go to swim practice and she trains hard. I'm sure her practices are not easy for her right now because I am her coach. In the different group levels we have she's in my group until she ages up or makes the times for the next level. She's getting close to moving up though because she is starting to get fast. I think she'll do better once she gets into the Gold group.
For the most part, I enjoy doing homework with my daughter. She is not a good homework doer. It just doesn't come easy for her, or for me either. There are moments of greatness when she is on top of things with her homework, but that is maybe 1/5 or 2/5's of the week that that happens. She gets frustrated with the concepts easily and forgets how to do them. She doesn't do much better with reading. I am hoping with the different apps and books we find she'll develop an interest in reading but that hasn't happened quite yet.
I love spending time talking and acting goofy with her. She's got a cute and witty personality. She loves to dance, act in skits, play pretend. Her imagination is wonderful and when she paints her artwork is wonderful.
I enjoy being my son's dad.
I love watching him play outside with his dirt and mud. He is all boy. We play together with dirt, with his cars and action figures, Lego's or whatever his imagination calls for. He's a gentler spirit than my girl, but he's so full of energy. He loves to play swordfights especially with lightsabers. We have great time snuggling. He'll come and get me out of bed and sit with me on the couch early on Saturday morning. I fall asleep with him sitting on me while he's watching Leapfrog. At night I'll put him into bed and he'll tell me, "daddy, I want you." At times I'll snuggle up with him and he'll fall asleep on me.
My son likes to learn. He is showing interest in learning and this summer we'll begin tackling basic reading. He showed interest in learning early on and knew and recognized all his letters and numbers before three. I was surprised and didn't believe it myself until I showed him all the letters and he told me what they were even when I showed him them backwards or upside down.
Both my kids are very different. I love them both so much. I love their uniqueness and their personalities. I look forward to seeing them grow up and see who they become. At the end of each day, I love tucking them in and praying with them. We talk about Jesus and my kids know Him. Of all the things I do with my kids the most important thing I do is teach them about Jesus. With all the playing, snuggling, and goofing around, Jesus is at the center of it all.