Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daddy, can you play with me?

The past couple week have been rough.  I feel like I have gotten little sleep, and I am sure Megan has gotten even less.  I feel exhausted and on top of that, the last couple days I have been sick.  A few days ago I got home from work really feeling it.  All I wanted to do was sleep.  I sat down on the couch and it felt like I would never get up again.  Not a second after my butt hit the couch cushion Koby came running into the room yelling, "Daddy, can you play with me?"  I made up some excuse and told him I would after dinner or something lame like that just to get him to leave me alone for a bit so I could rest.  It was nice to sit for awhile, but for the rest of the night I felt bad for making Koby go play by himself in the other room.

The next day at work I came across a quote online.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
Although this quote seems to be more about taking chances, it still really made me think about the incident from the day before.  Even though I really felt like I needed time to relax, I will never be able to go back to that moment and play with Koby.  In the two and a half years Koby has been alive, and the two months Lincoln has been alive, I wonder how many of those moments I has passed up on just to "rest."  It seems like just yesterday I was at the hospital watching Koby been born, and before I know it, Koby and Lincoln will be grown up and won't want to play with me anymore.  I hope I don't let too many more of these moments pass me by.  It's the little moments that really matter right?  I can always rest later.

I love you Koby.  I love you Lincoln.  I hope that you will never be too old to play with me.



Bre And Drew said...

aw what a sweet post. :)

rjd said...

We all look back and wish we could ave a do over once-in-awhile. You're a Great dad to two wonderful kids.

The Way I See It said...

I cried reading this. I agree with you. That's a great quote and I try to follow it. I think my children appreciate the time I take with THEIR children, so we can make up SOME things as grandparents too. You are a wonderful Daddy and your awareness of what you need to do will benefit you.