A Wise Dad

posted by Sharon June 17, 2014 12 Comments

Finally, it was time to try out the trampoline again. After a long winter that covered it with several feet of snow, spring arrived. With the snow gone at last, my son Matt and his four kids joined in an impromptu session of jumping for joy.

Matt told me later that he purposely gets near one of the kids and bounces to give them a boost as they jump. With all of them running around at once, he tries to be careful not to do this for the youngest, Hunter. He’s still so lightweight that he may fly too high. Hunter did soar a few times, but seemed to say, “I can do anything the other kids do; I’m a big boy now, too!”

Celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, I thought about this picture of parenting. Matt knew how to make a great time even more fun. He knew when to be careful. He watched each child, helping and protecting.

A dad enriches life for his young ones. He plays with them. They laugh together. He gets to know each one and figures out what each one needs. He encourages them to fly high.

Even the youngest . . .

How about you? How do encourage the children in your life?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture 1412.

 

 

 

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12 Comments

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Earl June 17, 2014 at 5:15 am

Great action photos of father and his children. These will bring memories for years. Love the additional texturing caused by the screen around the trampoline.

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elizabethfstewart June 17, 2014 at 5:42 am

Sweet series of wonderful family shots!

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Mona's Picturesque June 17, 2014 at 6:34 am

Oh ♥ Your pictures show that they are truly having wonderful time 🙂 !!

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Carmel June 17, 2014 at 7:23 am

A lovely selection of outdoor images…everyone having fun.

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Tamar June 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Love!!

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Dotti June 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

A beautiful story … in words and pictures. Congratulations to Matt and the parents who raised him.

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Anne@Grit and Giggles June 18, 2014 at 4:45 am

That looks like fun! We celebrate Father’s Day in September in Australia so it is interesting to learn that you celebrate it now.

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Ramona June 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

Nothing better than a dad playing with his kids, especially nowadays. Great captures!!

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Frogmum (TenMinutesFromHome) June 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Love that last shot, but the whole series is lovely 😀 Nice illustration too 😉

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Barbara June 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I try to play as much as I can with my daughters but, you know, dads are making for fun!! I’m lucky that my husband is the sweetest, funny daddy that my girls could ask for! Great pictures!!

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prairiejill June 19, 2014 at 12:02 am

Lovely photographs!

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Ashley Beolens June 19, 2014 at 10:41 am

I love time with my kids, and try to encourage anything they do, I find it a shame that in the world we currently live in dads seem to be the butt of every joke, our TV screens are filled with incompetent fathers it creates such a false perspective.

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