Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8 2013 8:30 a.m. MDT
I agree completely. I received word this morning that a good friend has left
this life way too soon. It was a reminder to me that life is way too short.
It's important we take time to have fun when the opportunity arises and
make time even when it may not be convenient.
I feel sorry for this guy; it sounds like an all too typical scenario.Working hard all day, coming home, & instead of relaxing, having to do
chores and receive"instruction" from his wife, who "knows how
to have fun" (ever "instructing" her husband, whom she regards as an
idiot). Your children just "do" fun naturally, to such an extent that,
after work, you're trying to get them to pick up their toys, scattered all
over the shop.Even when you he does "play" it is playing
children's games with them, not doing anything for recreation that is
remotely creative or more interesting, doing nothing with your wife of course,
the one fellow adult in the place.My idea is better. Work with your
wife at getting the children to clean up after themselves, fold the clothes with
your sweetheart while discussing your respective days, always have a personal
fun, useful or interesting project that you look forward to each day. Read the
scriptures and enjoyable books with family every day for a half an hour maybe,
than pack the "kids" off to bed at a reasonable bedtime, and enjoy some
grown-up time with the wife.
Best thing we invested in was a tandem bike. Great play time that included
exercise along with fun conversations with our kids and each other, one-on-one.
Caution: a common saying among tandem bike riders is tandem bike
riding makes a good marriage better and a bad marriage worse.... :)
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