Being a father is by far my favorite thing in the world. What I love most about Noche de Hogar es que the kids really listen. My heart feels like its about to burst every time they are involved and having fun. Waking up and seeing my wife and kids every day is my constant reminder that my Heavenly Father loves me. I was given the honor to help raise His little ones. To guide them and teach them the best I can.
I been learning a lot as I stumble my way through fatherhood. I pick up new things here and there. One of the little things I've learned that has changed my way of parenting was that any consequence to a negative action has to be relative to what they did wrong and it also has to be fair in terms of severity. Sometimes as parents we can get all worked up and just yell "go to your room!" In doing this, we have completely missed out on a learning experience. As parents we have to prepare our kids for the real world. I have set up Andrei's room in a way where its fairly easy for him to keep track of his toys. He knows that if he leaves them laying around and doesn't put them back in their place, I'ma take care of them for him. Since I started doing that Andrei has been taking more care of his toys.
I'm still fairly new to the Church. I'm still learning so much every time I pick up my scriptures or go to church. Flor is a excellent teacher too. I learn a lot from her not only in Church related topics but also about life. She is an great mother and she helps me be a better daddy. Being LDS has changed my life. With all my heart and soul I know the Church is true. The Church has many doctrines that I love. One of the things the Church emphasizes and that has really begun to change my behavior is the focus on free will and personal choice. I try to make sure the kids always have a choice. They can choice whether they make good choices or bad choices. Both have consequences.
On a side note today was fun! I took the kids to play at a playground for a bit. Nati, Andrei and me where running around playing football. Whoever had the ball had to run and not get tackled. We ran up and down the slides, jumped off the stairs and bolted up around the playground. I could still keep up but now I know I got to keep in shape as they get older! I don't want be the old fat dad who can't take the kids hiking cuz he starts wheezing 50 yards into the hike haha Oh and if you are wondering Adrian was chilling watching us run around. He is happy as long as he is included. Lol.
After our adventure, we went back home to pick up mommy. We all went to meet Andrei's new T-ball team. We are the Angels this season. I'ma be assistant coach.