Monday, September 05, 2011

Happy Labor Day to the Dads

Happy Labor Day to the dads?

I know, I know. They aren't the only ones among us who labor. We all do.

This weekend, I'm particularly grateful for my husband...who got Dad of the Year kudos on Saturday for organizing a "Top Shot" style Nerf Dart gun event for our 7 year old son and his friends. I think my son had almost as much fun planning the event as he did during the 2 hours they played. He and his dad spent a week talking, scheming, and dreaming. All I had to do was invite the boys through

The boys and our oldest daughter had targets in the backyard. Running/shooting drills. All kinds of events. And these boys had Nerf guns in multiple styles and sizes. It was quite amazing!

Then it ended with the best part. The kids split into teams and Eric could tell he was doomed. So he did what any good Dad would do. He grabbed the hose. The afternoon ended with a wild water fight -- perfect since the heat index was around 100.

Sometimes it's so easy to just want to sit back and relax. Especially on a holiday weekend. But by helping our son dream and scheme, Eric also built memories...not just with our kids...but will all those boys. How cool is that?!?!?

What's an event with your kids that took an unexpected turn into family lore?


Casey said...

I love stories like these! Sounds like you have a wonderful husband, Cara. :)

Cara Putman said...

I do, Casey. Wish he were coming to ACFW Gala this year, so you could meet him.


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