Father And Son Bonding
--by cjnordling, posted Jul 22, 2015
These guys are something else. Where you see one of them, the other is not far away. The dad is always engaging the child in conversation, focusing on the child...not talking on a cell phone or walking ahead of the boy so that he has to run to keep up with him. This guy is the real deal. It warms my heart to see a father and son enjoying each other's company like they do.
As they were returning to their upstairs apartment, when the boy out of earshot, I asked the dad if his son had a bike. He said no. I wasted no time trekking to the store and I was beside myself with excitement as I picked out a neon green 20" bike with all the jazzy stuff kids like. I loaded the bike, training wheels, bike lock and helmet into my car and off I went.
At home, I unloaded the bike and gear and carried it upstairs to their apartment and left it outside the door. Not a light task for a
70-yr-old woman! :) Not 5 minutes later they were at my door, with the boy dancing up and down with excitement, the dad humble and appreciative. I told the dad that I need to get rid of a men's mountain bike that I was storing for a friend and he happily obliged by taking it off my hands. Now the two of them have another activity they can do together.
I told the dad how proud I was of him for valuing quality time with his son. It's something the boy will remember throughout his life. For me, it's one of lifes pleasures to see them together.