Tonight was one for the books. My wife was out, and I got the kids for the evening. All 4 kids that is.
While some families put their Christmas tree up during Thanksgiving, we’re just now getting around to it, and boy were those kids excited. Let me just say coordinating an 8 year, 5 year, and 3 year old on erecting a Christmas tree while bathing and putting a 1 year old to bed is not an easy task.
As a professional, budgeting time and getting tasks done is easy compared with spending time with 4 children. Unfortunately, I often find myself carrying over my work habits into my family life. This can form the habit of turning almost everything into a task. I found this can sometimes prevent me from really slowing down to enjoy my children. Honestly, its something I’m working towards improving. Tonight thank God, I think I did a good job on the fathering gig.
We turned on the Christmas music, pulled out the tree, the ornaments and cleaned up the house. 2 hours later a few ornaments were broken, the tree was up, and the lights were on! Finally, it was time to put the kids to bed…and to all a good night. 😉