Last month, we had our good friend Karen over just a couple of weeks before she moved to Kelowna to begin employment with Disney Interactive. When Karen told me that she would be working on the popular game Club Penguin, I told her that Jacob plays that game all the time. Within a matter of minutes, we had set up a date for Karen to come over to our place to eat and then play.
Needless to say, Jacob was very excited for the opportunity to teach someone – and an adult at that – everything he knew about Club Penguin. He counted down the days to Karen’s visit and he could barely contain his excitement when the day finally arrived. After a delicious dinner (prepared by Gail of course), Jacob showed Karen the ins and outs of the game for the better part of two hours. It was a great visual: Jake the eager 9 year-old as teacher and Karen the willing grown-up as obedient student.
As I enter my 40th year, there are many areas of my life that I would like to improve including my spirituality, my health, my work, my relationships, and my important roles as husband and father. Thus, here are 40 things I will accomplish this year before my 40th birthday:
Go to bed earlier.
Get up earlier.
Be less lazy.
Pray more as a family.
Get Archbishop Michael to laugh at one of my jokes because it’s funny and not out of sympathy.
Be as much parent as I am playmate to my children.
Help Sean discern which high school he will go to for grade 8.
Spend more intentional one-on-one time with Jacob.
Spend more intentional one-on-one time with Kayla.