There’s something undeniably special about it. The kind of “special” that anyone looks at, whether they have kids or not, and says to themselves, “Ohmygod! THAT is special, right there. Wow! Right!?!” Yes. Dude time.
In this crazy world with its breakneck pace, the time you get to just sit back, relax and hang out with your kid (dude or dudette) is precious. It’s a good candidate for parents’ new year resolutions lists, to decide to take more time as a parent to “stop and smell the roses,” even if they smell like beer and baby powder. Maybe especially if they smell like that, whatever the smells are in your case.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a game, or who’s winning or losing. Or if it’s SpongeBob, and who’s winning or losing. Or a tandem-snooze on a hammock in the back yard. Or cutting ice blocks out in Norway together for a World’s Strongest Man competition. It simply doesn’t matter which form Dude Time takes, as long it takes some kind of shape. And then we’re talking about something that you and your little one are probably going to remember for the rest of your lives. And I think that qualifies as being pretty crazy rad.
Happy New Year, everyone! It’s yours. And it’s your kids’. Together. Enjoy!