Grow: Guy Time Tickets
Father’s Day is coming up, and we wanted to spend this grow post and next talking about ways that fathers can spend with their kids. Today’s post is how dads can spend time with their sons. Check back next week on how dads can spend time with their daughters.
Now, I am not a dad. Shocker, I know. But I do happen to know a few awesome ones, and I’m married to one my favorites. So, I
asked wrangled him into helping me with this post.
Fathers are important. Fathers who spend quality time with their children are even more important. You can look online to find statistics all about how having a father present with a child makes him more likely to do better in school, more likely to stay away from drugs, more likely to have healthy relationships, more likely to behave better, more likely to have a higher self-esteem, and more.
And these statistics are for any father. How much greater is the impact when you are talking about Christian fathers! After all, this is what they have been called to do:
For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” – Genesis 18:19
I want my sons to know what it means to be a good father because of the example he has set before them. And to make sure that they really see that example, I (with the help of my hubby) came up with twelve activities where the guys can get away and really focus on their relationship.
I don’t know about you, but in my family, if we don’t make a plan, it’s likely to not happen. How many times can we decide that we should do something on a Saturday only to see it come and go without much happening? Please tell me we’re not alone in this struggle. So to help counteract that effect, I came up with these Guy Time Tickets. The name was totally Jacob’s idea. I asked him to give me a manly version of “dates.” 🙂
The idea is that once a month, or at least 12 times during the next year, Jacob will take the boys for some guy time, choosing one of the tickets to do together. The tickets range from sporting events, to outdoor activities, to a science experiment, to even video games. The activities are all manly, and mostly out of the ordinary.
|I forgot to photograph baseball game and car race.|
I’m sure there will be many more than 12 times that they go out together, but these 12 will be special. And when they use a ticket, it will be a good reminder to Jacob that the time to teach how to be a good father, man, and citizen is now.
So for Father’s Day, why not give the dad in your life the gift of more time with your son(s)? You can download the file for free here.
Planning time for fathers with their sons? It’s a win-win situation. And might I add another “win” for Momma not having to watch all the kids! Woot! 🙂
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