Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Fatherhood DOES Matter

Hey - I made Best of the Web - check out this site! I am always interested in what other parents are doing - so this is wonderful to be a part of that. Thank you Best of the Web!

On Sunday I realized how far we have come and how far we have to go. There was a magic show at a local amusement park. When the magician asked for volunteers, David raised his hand! I was so proud when he was selected!!

It was on stage and his interaction with the magician that it was uncomfortable. There was a disconnect between who David is an how he acts versus the magician's expectation (asking him not so politely to stay still, move back - don't ruin is magic trick!) The end game was the rabbit was pulled out of the box and everybody lived happily ever after.

The major win was David had a blast! He loved talking about the bunny! My take away from this experience is that maybe I am the issue. It was my discomfort not David's. He had fun in his own way, his own time and in his own space. David is cool in who he is.

Maybe I am the one that needs to change, to grow, to accept.

3 comments:

Liza's Eyeview said...

Congratulations!

I guess that's ADVANCE Happy Fathers Day :)

Princess said...

Way to go, David.
Yes, it is us who need to change. Oftentimes we are afraid for our children for no apparent reason but just being afraid - of what we can't even explain.
I almost forgot.... Congratulations for being the best. Well deserved.

Natasha said...

I found you on that site. :-) I was looking for this great blog I used to read that was written by a dad. I wish I could remember what it was. All I remember was that it was a Wordpress blog.

I'm glad I found you, though!