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.