Pressure Points

Kids are a trip. My 2 boys, 8 and 5 years old, really make me laugh. I’ve recently decided I need to start spending more time with them at night when I put them to bed. Last night was my first night. What an interesting night it was.

As we’re lying in the bed talking, my blonde haired 5 year old gets hyped up. He’s hilarious when he’s tired. They started yelling “Deadly pressure points!” Not exactly the words daddy likes to hear, but it’s hard not to laugh. Gabriele dove onto Jonathan and started poking him in all sorts of places all the while Jonathan was instructing Gabriele “that’s not the deadly pressure point!” Of course I had to jump in as well.

The problem with daddy getting involved is that well, I actually made the mistake of teaching them a couple of the real pressure points. Now I’m really in for it. 🙂

Christmas and the Kids

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. 😉