Bed time for the kids is a magical moment for me as a parent. We have five children, and each of them has qualities so rewarding to my wife and me. Let's make sure to stay close to our children.
Previously, I shared how making sure to have dinner together as a family makes a big difference. Today I'd like to share a few comments about that one golden moment for me as a parent. A good friend of mine said it so well:
"We need kids for our own upbringing."
How true that is. When is that golden moment for parents? It's when the kids retire. It's when we announce bed time. Besides reading them a story and singing songs, what I enjoy the most is just lying next to them and spend the time listening. At this time they have every reason to speak and share. These visits are priceless to me. I know, the kids appreciate it, but I sincerely believe I'm the greater beneficiary.