Father and Son Gym night

Christopher and I went to the Father and Son Gym night at Highlands Community Church on Friday night.  We had a lot of fun.  Christopher brought his pogo stick to share with other kids.  It was a very big hit.  There were often several young boys waiting to try it out (even a couple of Dads.

They served the usual fair of pizza, soda and chocolate chip cookies.  It was of course sports themed although neither Christopher nor I watch much in the way of sports.  Christopher does like Nascar.

They had a very inspiring talk.  It was about spending time with your son.  They showed a video from You Tube about Patrick Henry Hughes.  It is worth watching.

Afterward they had an object lesson about spending time with your sons.  They said the average father engages 3 times a day for 5 to 10 seconds at a time resulting in only a couple of minutes of face time a week.

Christopher and I discussed it and figured we average about five hours  a week.  He was very enthusiastic about the fact that we do things together.  I did not know it would have that big of an impact.  I imagine if most of the men there took the time to brine their sons to the gym for a Friday evening, they probably spend more than the norm with their sons. 

I will post some pictures of the event later.  Need to resize and clean up the photos.


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