Even though my children are still very young, my daughter is 5 and my son is 3, I am realizing more and more about how quickly time passes. When we went to Disney a month or so ago, I stood back and watched my kids walking and realized I don’t have toddlers anymore, but little kids. So, I have been trying to be more proactive in making time with each of my children so that I can treasure the time and they know how much I love them.
One of the things my daughter has loved is our weekly “Daddy/Daughter Date” where on Sunday nights before bed time we cuddle up on the couch and watch America’s Funniest Home Videos. Getting Maeven to sit still and stay by me for a long period of time is tough with all that little kid energy. Yet each Sunday she starts right after the morning church service asking when “Funny Bideos” comes on. Throughout the day I answer that question with a countdown of how much longer we have. When it’s finally time for us to watch the show she will quit whatever she is doing, run to the couch and snuggle up with me to watch the show. Maeven talks through the entire show asking me with all sincerity why people did something so crazy or asking me to explain a video she doesn’t understand. When our show is finally over, Maeven looks up at me and says, “I love you Daddy, do you have another ‘Funny Bideos’ we can watch???”
While I know my sweet little girl will not always want Daddy to watch videos with her, I am going to treasure every Sunday night I have with her. I am truly blessed with the sweet little girl that God has given me!