Father showing his son
how to find the right one.
That’s my latest Twitter poem. I snapped this picture in 2008 in Palos Verdes, California. Looking back at this image reminds me that this is how is should be between a father and his child. Does it have to be a physical task? Does it have to be a traditionally masculine activity? Is this form of mentoring exclusive to sons? The answer is “No” to all of these questions, but I believe fathers should make it their highest priority to invest their time into their children.
I remember the last time that I took my son fishing was a complete failure. We went to a local lake totally unprepared. I ended up buying the wrong bait on the hot day. The only thing we caught were sunburns. In that massive failure of a fishing day, bonding occurred between my son that day. I’m glad that I didn’t have a smartphone then.
Your children may witness you failing at a lot of things, but they will win when you invest your time with them.