Before I met Superman, I knew of a Super hero that was never tired and always ready for action. He used to come from work every day, ready to play and be my friend in anything that I needed. My Dad has always been an inspiration to me, and now that I see him doing the same things he used to do with me, but with my kids, I know why.
Ready to play at a moment’s notice.
Even when he’s had a terrible day at work, Dad enters the house with a huge smile. My kids run towards him to embrace him, nocking him to the floor. Exactly as I used to do. The only difference is that I was an only child, while now he endures double the “pain”. As soon as they let him go, he changes from his work clothes into his Grandpa-suit, and off they go!
Summer can sure be wet
Usually, at this time of the year, the sun has dried every living thing on my island of Puerto Rico. Yet, this year, rain has been falling non-stop since may. On top of that, Dad, has left every toy store and pharmacy balloon-less, so he can fill them up with water and play with my kids.
Why is it so important to let kids play water balloons with their grandpa.?
- I don’t get wet and ruin my hair-do.
- I witness the magical transfiguration of an adult morphing into a child.
- My kids get to be silly with my dad. Experience what I did growing up.
- A strong bond is created between them.
- I fill with laughter as they throw the rubbery missiles at him and he tries to avoid them without luck.
Summer brings a lot of memories, when playing with my dad is concerned. Mom and I used to go shopping or visiting family members during the day, and Dad and I would have a blast when he got home from work. At night we would all gather round our living room coffee table and play Monopoly until I fell on the board asleep. Good times! The same that my kids are getting now. Boy, am I grateful for the amazing parents God gave me!