The Dad Hammer Times, 6/15/2020
“Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” ―Mike Myers
If there is anything I am learning more and more about, it is the importance of being a father. I have learned so much about myself, the world, and my hope for the future through being a father.
I have become more humble, patient, and understanding than ever before. The world looks different now that I have daughters, I see the injustice and privilege that I have where they may not. And I look for hope in every circumstance, not for me, but for them.
This Week’s Stories
Only one post this week, but it is a good reminder for parents with young children. Remember our kids will only be little once. And while every state in life comes with its challenges, each stage comes with its blessings too.
Check out this week’s story, share it, highlight it, clap for it, and let our writers know what you think!
Enjoy Them While They Are Little
By: Jack Heimbigner
Every parent struggles with being a parent. When life gets overwhelming and there are a million things to do, we can spiral out of our minds and forget how amazing it is that we are privileged to be parents.
“Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired.”
I told that to my daughter who is sitting beside me this morning. She automatically laughs when I say anything that sounds remotely like a joke. Then she asked:
“Why was it too tired? Did he go for a long bicycle ride…”
This week, for writing prompts, I was thinking about the things we do with our kids. If you have more than one child and they are a little older than a baby, you have probably established some fun events and activities you like to do. For example:
With my oldest daughter, we like to make up stories, write them down, and share them with people.
My youngest daughter and I are far more into going places together, talking to people, and trying new foods.
For this week’s prompt, share stories about events and activities you do with your kids. Why do you like doing them? How did they get established? How do they grow your bond with your children?
We look forward to reading your stories and as always, feel free to submit anything else as well!