But you know who hasn't? My daughters. They are usually in bed, on their way there, or out of range.
Vacation is wonderful. It's a chance to semi-relax (I say semi because, well, I have children), eat fun foods, sleep in (bwhaa-haa...just kidding) and enjoy company. And for my daughter, to her delight, a chance for me to sneak in after bedtime and get her up to watch a sunset.
Needless to say, she adored it.
I'm a stickler for bedtimes. But sometimes you need to go for it...why not?
So this next vacation (or stay-cation), look around and look through the eyes of your kids for a minute. My every-day-ordinary-sunset was an exciting and wonderfully special event for my daughter.
Take a minute to watch the clouds with them...
To teach them about new things, like binoculars...and how the current ripples and takes on a pinky-gray tint from the sunset's reflection. Don't forget to take time to enjoy the little moments, to belly laugh a few times, and to *gasp* keep the kids up a little past bedtime.
"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." ---Josh Billings