The past few days Bob has been playing hoops with Mac and kicking the soccer ball with Sam. While these events are not notable to most people, this is one of the first times that Bob has had a job where he was able to just chill with the kids on a weeknight.
Last night was gorgeous. It was in the 70's, no bugs yet and just a lovely evening. After dinner the kids and I went out to play a little and we were joined by their Dad. I think it is really important for the boys to do stuff with their Dad, to just hang with him. When he was traveling all the time, this was just not possible. Sure they still did stuff with him when he was home, but in his current job, it really seems that he has enough time to be around for the kids in an unplanned way.
We de-thatched the front lawn, played around the world and let the kids play with the neighbors. It was a perfect evening. We may not be able to afford much any more, due to the sizable pay cut Bob took to take this job, we do have him back. Last night the scrimping and corner cutting seemed worth it.