Stir Crazy: Refueling Families in Flight
These are tough times. At home. Dangers lurking outside. Schools closed. Chapped hands. Rationed toilet paper. Missed paychecks. Too much time. Too few ideas. Kids need things to do.
This can drive you STIR CRAZY!
Almost 30 years ago I compiled a list of 365 things for dads to do with their daughters. The result was the little book, How to Be Your Daughter’s Daddy. Later Ken Sutterfield and I created another 365 ideas for dads and sons. That book was entitled, How to Be Your Little Man’s Dad. John Trent and I teamed up to make a list of 365 things for husbands to do to express love for their wives. That one was called, How to Be Your Wife’s Best Friend. Then our wives, Cay Bolin and Cindy Trent, wrote, How to Be Your Husband’s Best Friend with an additional 365 ideas.
I’ve culled through these little books, rewritten, updated, and modified numerous ideas, and want to share them with you - and anyone looking to get through one more day with children at home. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I’ll make available five ideas from these books. You can get them in a variety of ways:
SUBSCRIBE and I’ll e-mail you the ideas every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning
Social Media – like the Refueling in Flight page on Facebook.
Or check out my website: www.refuelinginflight.com/stircrazy
Please feel free to share these with your friends. Remember, the days go slow, but the years go fast. View these challenging days as gifts and use them wisely.
Psalm 127:4 says, Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Those arrows will soon be shot away from you to make an impact elsewhere. Sending them with power and on the right trajectory requires an intentional investment of time and training. Make lemonade out of lemons. Use these days wisely to invest in the next generation.
These ideas have been rewritten and modified but most have been taken from:
How to Be Your Daughter’s Daddy – Dan Bolin
How to Be Your Little Man’s Dad – Dan Bolin and Ken Sutterfield
How to Be Your Wife’s Best Friend – Dan Bolin and John Trent
How to Be Your Husband’s Best Friend – Cay Bolin and Cindy Trent