Dads that deliver!
Today my husband did the annual Christmas parties with the kids at their schools. I usually show up and help with the crafts, snacks, and games. This year Troy was going to just help with one kid’s party but decided he wanted to tackle them all. WOW!
At dinner our kids were going on and on about how cool all the kid’s at school thought their dad was. They all talked about how fun he is and how everyone said they really liked their dad. Honestly, the kids kept on going with it. They were very proud of their father and it showed!!!
Amazed, I asked Troy how he thought it went at school. He said it was fine, they just did crafts, games, and ate food. He said he had fun with the kids and he really enjoyed it. He also said that he thought that the reason the kids were so attentive to him is because he was the only father at any of the parties. It has kind of been the thing that just moms do. The children gravitated to him for that very reason, because he was there and he was a dad.
It made me realize how glad I am not only to have a husband who looks at things as not just for women, like doing kids parties, but a church as well that loves to see men involved in ministering to kids too. We have lots of men who serve in children’s ministry at our church and I am really glad because for some children, that is the only dad they will see each week. Just look how excited these kids got just to see Troy show up.
Kids are so thirsty for the men/father figures to give them attention and just to show up. I get so excited when I see men step up and model what it means to be a real man. My husband was a real man today when he had sprinkles and frosting on his pants and when he sat in a chair that was 5 times too small for him. He was a real man when he helped to decorate Frosty and when he labeled kid’s names on their take home ornaments.
What does your real man look like? Tea parties? Playing dolls? Watching the Wiggles? I would love to hear!