This week, our activity was a bit different from the usual … my men went off on a golf date.
I realize that might not sound very educational, but I beg to differ. Not because golfing is chock full of physics – though it is – or because the best players are very strong and fit – because they should be – but because it provides an awesome opportunity for my guys to bond.
They need that.
My husband is a decent golfer, and he wants our children to learn the sport. Both of them love it, and our Little Man received a set of real golf clubs from his grandparents this past Christmas. Between the extreme cold and then the crazy mud, they have had few opportunities really to play – until today.
Daddy slathered on the sunscreen, and we packed water bottles and snacks for the outing.
Isn’t he handsome? So ready for his big day!
I have no other pictures of the outing itself. I couldn’t bring myself to send along a camera when my men would be so busy with their clubs.
They came home with wonderful stories, though. The men who followed mine play every day, and they were quite impressed with how well our Little Man hit the ball. He was able to recognize that he acted shyly towards them, so we got in a lesson on stranger danger afterwards. My Little Man gleefully told about the time that he hit the ball down a hill, across a bridge, and up the other side – and Daddy’s went into the creek. He loved that one!
After returning home, our Little Man had to show me how he hit the ball. He practiced with a ping pong ball in the front yard. I have a feeling that will be happening much more often.
Putting his club back in the bag. He was sad to stop so soon – but tired enough for a three-hour nap!
Daddy dates are very important. It gives fathers and children a chance to bond, to learn each other’s personalities, to establish a trust that can continue to be built upon throughout life – and that will be there when the tough times come, as they always do. Daddy was very impressed with Luke’s behavior on this, their first golfing outing. Our Little Man was proud and excited to be his daddy’s golfing buddy. He’s already asking when they can go again.
I foresee many more golf outings in the future!
How do you date your children?