BOOMWHACKERS

I’ll admit.  I’m not a skilled musician.  I do love and appreciate good music though.  Sarah, on the other hand, has more skill than she likes to admit. She does a great job giving the kids opportunities to learn music.  For a school assignment, Jackson needed to make and instrument and do a presentation for it. Sarah found boomwhackers which are a lot of fun.  My vote was to have 3 different pitches and to not worry about being able to play a real song. I lost that debate.  We ended up making enough tones to play several different songs. We even worked together to make this masterpiece.

100 Days of FunAwesome

Also, you might be interested to know that I am eager to be a better dad than I have been lately. The last serveral months I have been adjusting to working away from home.  I had been working from home for almost 3 years and got used to being a part of the action around the house and being very involved with everything at home.  Now I’m kind of a stranger when I get home and less patient with the chaos here.

I’ve been listening to a book on audible.com called The Happiness of Pursuit and it has inspired me to push myself to pursue something of meaning to me and my family. I’ve tried to figure what exactly that would be and the best thing I can think of right now is to push myself to have more fun with my family and make more videos.  It really is something I love and I feel deep satisfaction from making my kids happy.  I took the job to fulfill my responsibility to provide for my family but I also have a responsibility to lead my family and provide a safe and joyful atmosphere for my children.  No amount of money is worth having a grumpy dad who is too tired or stressed to play.

My quest is to do something fun with my family for 100 consecutive days.  I will also vlog as many of these activities as possible.  Most important is that we have fun.  Second, is that I stay accountable and share our journey with others to hopefully inspire other dads to spend more quality time with their family. I have to be careful to not let the second goal get in the way of the first goal.