Tonight I arrived home at about 6:00 PM. My boys, Trent and Troy, ages 6 and 4, were ready for action. We started with a quick game of hide and seek and then outside for a jump on the trampoline. They love the trampoline. I remember one night arriving home from work and the boys were sitting quietly in the living room. Trent turned his head, and I saw the darkest bruise on his chin. “What happened?” He responded, “Mommy’s knee hit me in the chin.” I then saw Troy limping across the floor. I asked, “Why are you limping Troy?” He said, “After hitting Trent, Mommy landed on my ankle, and sprained it.” He then said, “We don’t want to jump with Mommy anymore!”
Of course, they were all better the next day. Mommy is a much better jumper today and they have not had an injury since that warm summer day last year. I love these long days. The sun stays up until late in the evening and we can play until we are exhausted. What great memories we are making together.
Are you able to save enough energy for your kids? It is so hard sometimes to find the motivation to play with the boys, but I know they love it. When I ask them what is their favorite thing to do? They always respond, “Play with dad.” I want them to have that memory…even if it takes everything I’ve got late in the day.
Come on, put the paper down and turn off the news. Grab the kids and go do something fun tonight.