My wife works nights a few times a week. So those are the days I come home a little early from work (“early” meaning 6 or 6:30), to watch the kids, give them dinner, and get them ready for bed. I can’t tell you how incredibly difficult it is taking care of two boys all by yourself. It’s exhausting both mentally and physically. Having to slave over a hot stove for hours while kids are clawing at your feet and begging for…
Okay. Okay. Fine. So my wife has both their dinner and mine completely ready by the time I get home. The kids pretty much get themselves ready for bed, with just minor help from me on their teeth. Heck, I rarely even read them a bedtime story anymore, since they both just like to read by themselves. So, fine. It’s easy, okay? Is that what you wanted to hear? Fine. But regardless, after eating dinner tonight, we needed some guy bonding time. And that’s where daddy can really shine!
Ryan grabbed his Thor hammer and screamed, “Let’s play Avengers!”
So I grabbed his trusty Captain America shield, and Jason grabbed Hawkeye’s purple crossbow and we set out to take down Loki and his evil clones!
In the end, we soundly defeated Loki, headed upstairs, and watched some of the Olympics. Women’s Beach Volleyball was on TV between the USA and China. Some seriously exciting volleys back and forth. But Ryan was solely fascinated by the fact that they were wearing bikinis. He still has no clue why they’re wearing them, but has since re-dubbed the sport “Bikini Ball.”
Do your kids have any special role playing games they play with dad?